“One of the funniest and cleverest novels of its type to hit the English-language market in years.” Publishers Weekly, April 9 issue.
T8M was historically the third book in the shinhonkaku renaissance of Japanese Golden Age style detective fiction. Two impossible crossbow murders in an 8-shaped house, plus a “quasi-locked room” lecture worthy of Carr’s Dr. Fell. What more can one ask?
2018_4_9 T8M PW Review
Noel Vindry’s The Double Alibi will be out on April 1 in tpb and ebook. Here are reviews from Publishers Weekly and The Invisible Event. No prizes for guessing which one I prefer.
In my humble opinion, it is one of the most intricately plotted novels in all of detective fiction: Anglo-Saxon, French or Japanese.
This analogy of impossible crimes from all over the world appeared on The Washingon Post’s Wondrous Holiday Book Recommendations. It’s now available at the unbelievably low price of $9.99
The previously impossible to find Death In The Dark is now available in e-book format for a mere $9.99 and the trade paperback version is now $19.99. What a bargain!
The following books are now available for $15.99 tpb and $7.99 e-book: Paul Halter’s The Phantom Passage, Death Invites You, and The Vampire Tree; and Ulf Durling’s Hard Cheese.
The Derek Smith Omnibus trilogy Whistle Up The Devil, Come To Paddington Fair, and Model For Murder is now available for $24.99 in paperback. The e-book price remains at $9.99 and the prices for the individual novels remain unchanged.
I wish you all a Happy and Prosperous 2018!
Michael Dirda, Washington Post’s Mystery critic, and the best in the business, named his holiday shopping recommendations, including an “anthology of ultra-clever howdunnits.” You guessed it. And what a bargain!
2017_12_11 WaPo ROI
With considerable help from my friend Jim Noy at the excellent blog https://theinvisibleevent.wordpress.com/ there is now a Kindle version of Noel Vindry’s The House That Kills ($7.99). At the same time, I’ve lowered the price on the paperback version to be in line with other older publications ($15.99).
A great review of LRI’s first Chinese-language locked room from a critic who has been lukewarm about Paul Halter. It’s honkaku meets Grand Guignol.
BRING IT ON, CHINA: Death in the House of Rain
Effusive praise from PW (fully deserved, I may add, and great value for money)
CADS is the prestigious UK magazine read by all the detective fiction experts
This is the brilliant title of the latest in the British Library Crime Classics series, edited by the erudite and indefatigable Martin Edwards. The production values are excellent as usual (I love their covers) and there is a fine selection of stories from all over the globe. Highly recommended.