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The death of Miles Despard looks simple enough. But then how does the housekeeper see a woman walk through a wall? And how would someone walk through a door that had been bricked up two hundred years ago? To all intents and purposes, it looks as if someone has come from the past to commit the mur...more
John Dickson Carr was an American mystery writer in the mid-20th-century. THE BURNING COURT is methodical, solid and educational. It is not scandalous, giddy or brutal. I imagine Carr's audience, which was sizeable, was made up of doctors, lawyers and professors. ("Members of the U.M.C.," as Bob Segar might sing.) I don't think such an audience exists toda ...more
The ending is wonderfu ...more
it's basically a 3-star locked room / impossible crime-type mystery until the epilogue, which explodes the whole thing into something much better. something which will maybe live forever? or not. a long time, anyway. forever is tough.
but it's nice to see someone really nail an ending.
The other book along with "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" by Agatha Christie Todorov said to be the only example of fantastic literature in the literature of the detective genre. Not surprisingly,"The Bourning Court" is truly a masterpiece, one of the greatest of Carr and of every time.
It's a historical mystery, with a Locked Room, a case of reincarnation, and a setting learned in the times of King Louis XIV.
The novel basically talks about the affair of the poisons ...more
I found the writing in this one to be the best of all Carr's books. The tone in the others sometimes seems forced to me, with Carr reaching a bit too far to suggest menace or humor, but there are no wrong notes here. I'm ...more
Awesome story, gripping, unputdownable & last 3 pages sent a chill through my bones.
One of the best i have read till date.
I can add nothing to these words of praise, except, "Wow!" A surprise on every page, perfect in every way, and mystifying. Whew!
Damn! What a book!
Carr memang ahli dalam meracik misteri yang kompleks sekaligus menyuguhkan penjelasan yang memuaskan. Tak hanya itu, atmosfer dalam ceritanya begitu.. begitu.. ah, i can't find a word to describe it.. Yang jelas Carr bisa menciptakan atmosfer yang membuat adegan dalam cerita begitu hidup (now i found the word, even though that wasn't really describe it)
Anyway, misteri yang disuguhkan mencakup kematian Miles Despard yan ...more
John Dickson Carr was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1906. It Walks by Night, his first published detective novel, featuring the Frenchman Henri Bencolin, was published in 1930. Apart from Dr Fell, whose first appearance was in Hag's Nook in 1933, Carr's other series detectives (published under the nom de plume of Carter Dickson) were the b ...more