Love a mystery story that keeps you guessing until the end? You’re in luck because the crimes in these stories have been committed under seemingly impossible circumstances. Try figuring out the “who” and “how” in these locked room mysteries!
Weathering a storm that has cut them off from the outside world, the guests at a Catskills skiing lodge panic as an unknown assailant starts killing them off one by one.
From Norway’s bestselling female crime writer comes a suspenseful locked-room mystery set in an isolated hotel in Norway, where guests stranded during a monumental snowstorm start turning up dead.
When the choir director at the monastery of Saint-Gilbert-Entre-les-Loups is found murdered, Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec is called to investigate.
On a three-day journey through the snowbound Balkan hills, Hercule Poirot must weed through an array of international suspects to find the passenger who murdered a gangster on the Orient Express.
The bride of Newgate by John Dickson Carr (Hoopla eBook)
Dick Darwent, a condemned felon, marries Lady Caroline Ross one hour before his execution, but his cousins’ deaths at Waterloo grant him a last-minute clemency.
When investigative journalist Rhoda Gradwyn turns up dead after seeing renowned plastic surgeon George Chandler-Powell for a routine surgical procedure, Commander Adam Dalgliesh is called in to investigate.
When his friend dies mysteriously in the American Library in Paris, Hugo Marston investigates and must return to the scene of a decades-old crime involving an American actress who was rumored to have killed an SS officer in 1944.
Murder on the Mauretania by Conrad Allen (eBook)
During the maiden voyage of the Mauretania, the apparently accidental death of a passenger is investigated by George Porter Dillman and Genevieve Masefield, who reveal sinister layers and a possible motive for murder–twelve tons of gold bullion–aboard the ship.
The Hampton connection by Vincent Lardo (Book)
The murder of a young woman in East Hampton places underwear model Paul Monroe at the head of a list of celebrity suspects, prompting filmmaker Michael Reo and Lieutenant Christopher Reo to investigate.
Impossible crime stories have been relished by puzzle-lovers ever since the invention of detective fiction. Fiendishly intricate cases were particularly well suited to the cerebral type of detective story that became so popular during the ‘golden age of murder’ between the two world wars.
Hired by a beautiful young woman to solve the mystery of her father’s locked-room murder, private detective Sidney Grice uncovers links between the case and one of London’s most notorious unsolved murders, which occurred in the same house.
The Black Lizard big book of locked-room mysteries: the most complete collection of impossible crime stories ever assembled edited by Otto Penzler (Book)
This collection of more than 60 locked-room mysteries, which feature a murder committed under seemingly impossible circumstances, includes classics from Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Allan Poe, Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse, as well as more contemporary tales from Margaret Frazer and Stephen King.