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The Tiger's Head (Dr. Twist #5)

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The murderer known as the "Suitcase Killer," who has been causing panic by leaving dismembered bodies in London's railway stations, vanishes into thin air when cornered cutting up his latest victim. The detective team of Dr. Twist and Inspector Hurst receive a tip that he resides in Leadenham, a sleepy village twenty miles from the capital. Another resident, a retired ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published June 11th 2013 by Createspace (first published 1991)
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Mark Flowers
Dec 11, 2013 Mark Flowers rated it really liked it
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HALTER, Paul. The Tiger’s Head. tr. from French by John Pugmire. 176p. Locked Room International. 2013. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781484991022.

Adult/High School–In his fifth Dr. Twist and Inspector Hurst mystery, Halter nests his traditional locked room tale within two seemingly related crimes. The locked-room mystery features two men alone in a room, one found dead, the other with wounds impossible to self-inflict, and a fabulous story of a vindictive genie arising from the eponymous tiger’s
Sep 16, 2016 Lawrence rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Paul Halter is a great writer of mysteries and does the best locked room mysteries since John Dickson Carr. A must read for mystery fans.
Apr 21, 2016 Colin rated it really liked it
Another engaging page-turner from the new master of the locked room genre.
Very much in the style of Dickson Carr(though a bit more gruesome),this is yet again a wonderful homage to the Golden Age impossible crimes genre.
It is of course highly convuluted,it's full of red herrings,two locked room scenarios and a serial killer
stalking the train stations of local villages.
The tale twists and turns to the very end.Recommended!
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Golden Age-type mystery writing, right now.
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Paul Halter is a writer of crime fiction known for his locked room mysteries. Halter pursued technical studies in his youth before joining the French Marines in the hope of seeing the world. Disappointed with the lack of travel, he left the military and, for a while, sold life insurance while augmenting his income playing the guitar in the local dance orchestra. He gave up life insurance for a job ...more
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