As far as I know, locked room mysteries involved a seemingly impossible occurence of a crime from within a "sealed" room. An example is murder inside a room where the doors are bolted from the inside and the windows are latched shut and no secret panels exist. So how did the murderer get out?
As for mystery games, try the ever-reliable Clue.
If you are looking for "Locked Room" mysteries, John Dickson Carr and Carter Dickson wrote several of these with detectives Gideon Fell and Henry Merrivale.
I don't know if these books are still in print, but they are fun.
John Dicksen Carr and Carter Dickensen (they are the same writer) are still available and he wrote a lot of these books. They are dated but still fun. They are also difficult to solve so just enjoy.
Has anybody read a book by Barry Hughgart?
If not, READ him. His knowlede ofancient China is extensive, and impressive. He is a great fantasy/mystery writer. I encourage all to seek his book out if you can find a copy.
"Bridge of Birds"
"Eight Skilled Gentlemen"
"The Sword & The Stone"
He has only three. Any of them are good reads!-Ewon
Kindly recommend some good online Solve-It-Yourself mystery sites similar to MysteryNet.com. Also please introduce some good authors for mystery/detective books similar to Sherlock Holmes, who is my favourite detective.
If you are into detective comics, there are a couple of good Jap ones (with English versions). One will be 'Hajime Kindaichi', a young teenage detective whose grandfather is one of the legendendary detective hero in Japan. He solves a great deal of "Locked Room" mysteries. Another would be 'Detective Conan', whose father is a mystery writer.
I was reviewing the contents of my e-mail when I came upon 2 Solve-It mysteries to which I couldn't find the solutions anymore. I'd like to find out if I solved it correctly: "The Missing Microchip" & "The Baseball Bat Bashing". Do you have this on archive? Thanks.
There is a discussion of Locked Room possibilites in The Locked Room by Wahloo and Sjowall where Martin Beck comes upon the problem. I wish I had a copy of it, but I believe he quotes from another source.
Missing Microchip Solution
Where is the missing microchip?
Casey remembered Friar saying that when
his men entered DeFlorio's room, DeFlorio
"went to" the TV set and "turned down the
volume," yet there was a TV remote inches away from him on the nightstand near
The fact that DeFlorio didn't use the remote, a habit most people have gotten
into these days, told Casey it didn't work-- and it didn't work because he had
placed the missing microchip in it, temporarily disabling it.
DeFlorio had put the microchip inside the TV remote as a temporary hiding
place until he was to leave the motel the next day.
"The Baseball Bat Bashing"
What tipped her off?
If Williams had "hightailed it inside" when
the storm hit, his lawn and hedges should
have been littered with hedge trimmings,
Catching this discrepancy, Molly concluded that Williams may have been lying
about more than yard work. Armed with a search warrant, she and Dawson
turned up a bloody shirt stuffed under the spare tire in Williams' car. Further
testing showed the blood was Frame's, spattered on the shirt when Williams had
bashed in the man's skull in a fit of anger.
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