When we think of "locked room mysteries" we think of John Dickson Carr and his imitators, but back in 1941 Britain's Rupert Penny penned one of the best and most satisfying impossible crimes ever crafted-SEALED ROOM MURDER. In the coziness of The Firs, an ugly yet stately mansion of a family of several generations, the matron is brutally stabbed in the back by someone staying at the house. There are suspects aplenty and ordinarily Tony Purdon and his friend Inspector Beale-veterans of the other Rupert Penny mysteries published by Ramble House-would have no trouble finding the murderer, but the crochety old dowager was locked alone in her bedroom when she was attacked and killed. Fans of the Policeman mysteries of Rupert Penny will find this classic whodunit every bit as puzzling the others. With diagrams, charts, maps and even a Dutton-like challenge to the reader page, this is a mystery you can't pass up, published for the first time since its debut in 1941.
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Between 1937 and 1941 British writer Ernest Basil Charles Thornett wrote several puzzle-oriented mysteries under the pseudonym Rupert Penny; until now these books have only been available in the UK. Through the eyes of Tiny Purdon, the first-person friend of Police Inspector Beale, the author takes us to the stodgiest of English manors where murder dwells, if not reigns. Beale must use all his puzzle-solving skills, including acrostics and elaborate timelines, to track down the murder in classic not-so-cosy style.
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Book Description Ramble House, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1605430129
Book Description Ramble House, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 226 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.56 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1605430129
Book Description Ramble House, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111605430129