Inside a locked room

Locked room mysteries are based on crimes that seem impossible to solve.  They might involve a body found alone in a room with all the windows and doors locked from the inside or they might take place outside in the snow with no footprints leading to or from the body.  Follow the clues in these stories to help the detectives solve these difficult crimes.

The murders in the Rue Morgue / Edgar Allan Poe

The murders in the Rue Morgue / Edgar Allan Poe

All of Paris is in shock following the ghastly murder of two women but with all witnesses claiming to have heard the suspect speak a different language, the police are stumped.

Edgar Allan Poe invented the modern locked room mystery with this story.

And then there were none / Agatha Christie

And then there were none / Agatha Christie

A killer stalks a group of ten total strangers on an isolated island off the Devon coast, in a suspenseful story of murder and retribution set to a sinister nursery rhyme.

 

1222 : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel / Anne Holt

1222 : a Hanne Wilhelmsen novel / Anne Holt

Follows the experiences of travelers who are stranded by a blizzard in a decrepit hotel where one of their number begins killing off the rest.

The nine tailors / by Dorothy L. Sayers

The nine tailors / by Dorothy L. Sayers

Nine strokes from an old country church toll out the death of an unknown man and call Lord Peter Wimsey to one of his most baffling cases.

Beautiful mystery / Louise Penny

The beautiful mystery / Louise Penny

When a peaceful monastery in Quebec is shattered by the murder of their renowned choir director, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and Jean-Guy Beauvoir of the Sûreté du Québec are challenged to find the killer in a cloistered community that has taken a vow of silence.

nbm; summaries from publisher materials

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