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The Fourth Door: The Houdini Murders (Dr. Twist #1)

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Someone has volunteered to spend the night in the haunted room at the Darnley House. The room is sealed by pressing a unique coin, selected moments before, on the wax. But when the door is re-opened, someone else's body is lying there, the seals are unbroken, and the coin has not left the possession of the witness. Things are never what they seem in this classic Golden Age ...more
Paperback, 164 pages
Published September 12th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published January 1st 1987)
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Έλσα
Mar 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Γρηγορο, ευφυες κ ανατρεπτικο μεχρι την τελευταια προταση! Καις τον εγκεφαλο σου μεχρι να βρεις τη λυση. Φυσικα δε βρισκεις. Πολυ καλο!
Thanos Ayers
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Πανέξυπνο, ατμοσφαιρικό και ανατρεπτικό μέχρι την τελευταία πρόταση! Η ιδέα ήταν πρωτότυπη, η πλοκή γρήγορη, χωρίς ανούσιες σκηνές. Ήταν τόσο μπερδεμένο το μυστήριο και δεν πίστευα οτι θα υπήρχε κάποια λογική εξήγηση. Στο τέλος ομως ολα τα κομματια ενώθηκαν με πολυ έξυπνο τροπο!
Chrissa Vasileiou
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-crime
Η άποψή μου για το βιβλίο στο site "Book City" και τον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο: Η τέταρτη πόρτα
Maria
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
Ένα βιβλίο που σε κρατάει από την πρώτη σελίδα σε αγωνία ως και την τελευταία του. Αυτό που εκτίμησα αρκετά στις 258 σελίδες του είναι ότι ο συγγραφέας του δεν αναλώθηκε σε περιττολογίες αλλά ασχολήθηκε αποκλειστικά με το μυστήριο του βιβλίου. Αξία ανεκτίμητη!
Anastasia Perrou
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ένα δωμάτιο, σκοτάδι, μια πόρτα μισάνοικτη και μια λάμψη περίεργη που φωτίζει τα λευκά πορσελάνινα πόμολα στις άλλες πόρτες, ήχοι από τον χώρο που βρέθηκε μια νεκρή γυναίκα στο παρελθόν και που κάνει του περισσότερους να πιστεύουν ότι το σπίτι είναι στοιχειωμένο από το πνεύμα της.
Μια μέντιουμ, η Άλις Λάτιμερ, προσπαθεί να επικοινωνήσει με το πνεύμα της γυναίκας, Έλενορ Ντάρνλι, που φαίνεται ότι διψάει για εκδίκηση. Ο άντρας της, Πάτρικ Λάτιμερ, αποφασίζει να περάσει μια νύχτα στο στοιχειωμένο δω
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Anh
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-bookstore
Với một đứa cuồng đọc trinh thám như tui thì rõ ràng đây là 1 tác phẩm hơi đáng thất vọng một chút. So sánh không biết có khập khiễng không nhưng Cánh cửa thứ 4 như là phiên bản truyện chữ của Thám tử Kindaichi ấy. Chọn chủ đề là một vụ án xảy ra trong phòng kín, tác giả đã tạo được sự hấp dẫn ngay từ đầu, tuy nhiên:
- chân tướng hung thủ và các tình tiết dẫn đến chân tướng ấy khá dễ đoán.
- tính cách các nhân vật chưa đặc sắc lắm.
- truyện còn nhiều chi tiết dư thừa, gây dài dòng và rườm rà.
- khôn
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Στην εποχή των υπερμεγέθη αστυνομικών, ήρθε κι έπεσε στα χέρια μου "Η τέταρτη πόρτα" του Paul Halter, και κρύος ιδρώτας μ' έλουσε διαπιστώνοντας πως το εν λόγω αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα δεν αγγίζει ούτε τις 300 σελίδες. Επιπλέον, έχω διαβάσει αρκετά σύγχρονα έργα του είδους, "απόπειρες" μίμησης του νουάρ μιας άλλης εποχής, και συνήθως κινούνται σε τέτοια μεγέθη, με τ' αποτελέσματα, στην πλειοψηφία των περιπτώσεων, να είναι άκρως απογοητευτικά. Κι όμως, τελικά, η πόρτα αυτή άνοιξε και με έβαλε στην ...more
Ngọc
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thamtrinhs
OMG.
Tôi đang sững sờ.Có thể nói là điên loạn luôn ấy chứ=)))Vâng, cũng như thường tình, từ lúc bắt đầu cầm cuốn này lên chưa bao giờ nghĩ sẽ rate 5*, nhưng rồi nhìn kìa, lại 5* to tướng=))Ông trời trêu ngươi=))Ngọc cũng lập kỉ lục khi lần đầu tiên đọc truyện trinh thám mà đoán sai hung thủ tận 4 lần=))Ngọc cũng hét lên vài lần kinh sợ làm cho người ngồi bên cạnh nhìn mình bằng con mắt xyz wft?Thôi xong, Ngọc đang bị loạn ngôn sau khi bị ông tác giả tát cho mấy phát nổ đom đóm mắt lăn từ phía này
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Riju Ganguly
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is a REALLY GOOD book. If you are an admirer of locked-room mysteries, or would simply like to enjoy a book which, rather than describing grisly details of nubile sophomores getting slaughtered by crazies, actually adhere to the dictum made famous by SHERLOCK: "Brainy is the new sexy", then THIS is the right book for you. I had come across the name of Paul Halter in several threads where John Dickson Carr and other "Golden Age" mystery-writers are discussed. If this book is any reliable exa ...more
Nhi Nguyễn
Lôi cuốn ngay từ đầu và bất ngờ cho đến tận phút cuối :)) Ông tác giả quả là cao tay quá mà ^^

Đọc ngấu nghiến trong chừng 2 ngày là hết veo (mà cái này là do ban ngày đi làm, chỉ đọc được vào ban đêm thôi đó, chớ nếu ở nhà cả ngày thì chắc... trong 1 ngày là đọc hết sách :D). Đúng là những vụ án mạng trong phòng kín không bao giờ thôi hấp dẫn mình he he ^^
Φίλιππος
6.5 / 10
Minh Nhân Nguyễn
3,5 sao

Review này không spoil nhưng có chê, và nếu bạn nào nhạy có khi cũng tự suy ra được luôn. Nên nếu có ý định đọc cuốn này thì đừng nên xem tiếp. (Mà trước khi đọc bất cứ cuốn truyện trinh thám nào cũng không nên xem review làm gì :p.)

Cuốn này là một sự kế thừa và tiếp nối thể loại trinh thám cổ điển. Vì dòng trinh thám này mình cũng chỉ mới đọc qua Agatha Christie nên tạm lấy sách của bà để so sánh vậy. Có thể ví tiểu thuyết của Agatha là một con đường lớn rộng rãi, khang trang mà lâu lâu
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Fenia Vazaka
Βασικά δεν είχε καμία σχέση η περίληψη πίσω με αυτό που διάβασα μετά. Το ένα τρίτο του βιβλίου εξελίσσεται χωρίς πλοκή. Μετά λες κάτι πάει να γίνει, περιγράφει και μια λίγο παλιότερη εποχή κ.λπ. Η αγωνία σίγουρα δεν χτυπάει κόκκινο, αλλά προβληματίζει και τον αναγνώστη για το ποιος μπορεί να είναι ο ένοχος.
Στο τέταρτο μέρος, όμως, αρχίζει και το χάνει πολύ. Το ένα απίστευτο έρχεται μετά το άλλο και δεν υπάρχει πλέον καμία λογική εξήγηση. Ο δε εγκιβωτισμός της διήγησης ήταν τρομερά αποτυχημένος.
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Xyto
Nov 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
«Η Τέταρτη Πόρτα» πρόκειται για ένα μικρό βιβλίο, 263 σελίδων, που κρατάει το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη μέχρι τέλους και δεν κουράζει σε κανένα σημείο. Διαβάζεται απνευστί. Εκπλήξεις και ανατροπές μέχρι τέλος σε μια ιστορία αρκετά δυνατή με ένα παράξενο αλλά όμορφο μυστήριο, που δεν περιμένει κανείς.

Διαβάστε την κριτική μου, στη σελίδα μου, εδώ
Thắng
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as the previous Paul Halter's book that I had read. Even though I love the crimes feature with sealed-room murders, and was intrigued by it at the first place, how it ended didn't seem to satisfy me. I admit, the explaination was a good one and good enough, but for some reasons I didn't seem to like it, perhaps one of them was the plot was too confusing, above necessary.
The ending, I even anticipated it, for may be it was a style of Halter to end his stories with sort of dramatic and
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Mary Book-itsa
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Μολις ειδα τις σελιδες του βιβλιου απόρησα. Δεν μπορει μεσα σε τοσες λιγες σελιδες να σταθει ενα βιβλιο με αρχη μεση και τελος που να ειναι τεκμηριωμενο αληθοφανές πειστικό και να μην νιώθεις πως ο συγγραφεας το ξεπέταξε ισα για να βγαλει την υποχρεωση. Και ξεκίνησα. Μπήκε αμέσως στο ζουμί απο τις πρώτες κιολας σελίδες. Σε βαζει στη μυστηριωδη κλειστοφοβικη ατμόσφαιρα του απο την αρχή. Καθε σελίδα που διαβάζα έρχονταν στην επιφάνεια νέα γεγονότα νέες αποκαλύψεις που δεν αφησαν στιγμή το μυαλό μο ...more
Phước Thống
Nov 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sự thu hút mới mẻ của tiểu thuyết trinh thám cổ điển.


Đây là tiểu thuyết tội phạm thực thụ, đầy bí ẩn và kịch tính. Không bị choán chỗ bởi tình dục và bạo lực như nhiều tiểu thuyết trinh thám hiện đại.


// Và phải thừa nhận rằng sức hấp dẫn từ các vụ án mạng trong phòng kín là không thể chối từ.

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Gigi
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I continue to be impressed with Paul Halter, who is living up to his reputation as a modern-day John Dickson Carr -- the master of locked-room mysteries. The twist at the end of The Fourth Door comes as a complete surprise, but the book is set up so well that it works perfectly. I hope John Pugmire continues to translate more of Paul Halter's clever French-language mysteries.
Marina Maidou
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Η Τέταρτη Πόρτα-Paul Halter
Μια δολοφονία μέσα σε ένα κλειδωμένο δωμάτιο εκτυλίσσεται σε μυστήριο μέσα σε ένα άλλο μυστήριο, που θυμίζει λίγο Αγκάθα Κρίστι αλλά και τις απροσδόκητες εξελίξεις πλοκής του Μισέλ Μπισσί (ο συγγραφέας από τα Τρία Μαύρα Νούφαρα). Ο τρόπος γραφής θυμίζει πολύ αστυνομικά της δεκαετίας του '50, άνετα θα φανταζόμουν ανάλογες ταινίες μυστηρίου με τον Τζέιμς Στιούαρτ όπου κυριαρχούν οι στατικές φιγούρες των χαρακτήρων και τα έντονα στοιχεία θηλυκών γυναικών. Όμως ό,τι φαίνετ
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Xyto
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
«Η Τέταρτη Πόρτα» από τις πρώτες του σελίδες, σε κρατάει σε εγρήγορση. Μυστήριο, αγωνία και ανατροπές μέχρι τέλους. Τα ερωτήματα που γεννιούνται, κατά την ανάγνωση, είναι πολλά και οι απαντήσεις δίνονται σταδιακά, με αποτέλεσμα το ενδιαφέρον του αναγνώστη να είναι αμείωτο μέχρι το τέλος. Από τις πρώτες σελίδες, με την ιστορία των χαρακτήρων αλλά και τα στοιχεία που δίνονται, ο αναγνώστης μπαίνει στο θέμα της ιστορίας αλλά και στη θέση του επιθεωρητή Ντρου και προσπαθεί να εξιχνιάσει τα εγκλήματα ...more
Safdar
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
It is good book. Every thing is well explained in the end. But I found the final denouement not satisfying. Author is a John Dickson Carr fan. He tried to incorporate lots of impossible crimes in one book. We have 2 locked rooms murders, one person appearing in two places at the same time, no footprints in the snow problems, in a single book
Solution for the locked room with seal was more of a hidden passage kind rather than a trick solution, that we find in Carr books. None the less a solid book
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Trung Nghĩa
Jun 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5 / 5* :Cái kết bất ngờ cho thấy độ quái của tác giả. Cuốn trinh thám hay nhất mình đọc từ đầu 2018 đến giờ.
Justin Sấm
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Có thể nói đây là hai câu chuyện đan xen vào nhau giữa quá khứ và hiện tại. Theo như một nhân vật tác giả trong truyện thì những sự việc xảy ra là thật chứ không phải hư cấu, không biết nói sao vì lại thêm hư cầu và hiện thực lại đan xen vào nhau. Bốn cái đan xen trong một tác phẩm hay mang đủ các yếu tố gây cấn, xoắn não và ma mị. Tuy nhiên có vài tình huống đưa ra nhưng cuối truyện xử lý vẫn chưa được tinh tế lắm, ví dụ như cha của Henry gọi điện trước chi chết, nếu còn đủ khả năng gọi một cuộ ...more
Colin
Apr 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
First time i've read anything by Paul Halter,it won't be the last,i couldn't put it down!Thoroughly enjoyed this,a magnificent homage to the locked room mysteries of John Dickson Carr.It has everything you could expect,corpse in a locked room?Check!Corpse in a house surrounded by virgin snow?Check!Lots of red herrings and suspects,then when we get to the seeming solution and finale,there's more twists in the tale.
If you've run out of books to read by Dickson Carr,Paul Halter is your man,definite
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Siler Roberts
Dec 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well....never read a mystery like that before! What starts as a clever Locked Room mystery turns into something more as the tale goes on as everything keeps on building and building to a disturbing climax.....followed immediately by an even greater mind-boggling slap to the face of a twist! Paul Halter creates something truly unique for the mystery genre, and it will probably never be done again. It's excellent! Read it as soon as possible! Paul Halter is truly the king of the modern day Locked ...more
Asnipiv
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent locked room mystery by paul halter.
The solution to the murder that happens inside the attic room is truly ingenious.It is just like a clever magic trick where it seems so simple once you know the trick.
And to top it,there is one more shocking twist at the end of the book as to the identity of a murderer.
Nhitran0210
Truyện hấp dẫn và rất lôi cuốn nhưng khi đọc đến đoạn miêu tả về hành lang trên tầng áp mái thì mình cũng lờ mờ đoán ra được cách thức rồi. Nhưng phần lý giải ở những chương cuối cũng rất thú vị và hồi hộp :D
Lợn  Siêu Nhân
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hà Nguyễn
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Pipina
Oct 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
The basic trick is excellent, worthy of the Master John Dickson Carr himself.
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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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