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Diane K - 11:23pm Jan 31, 2002 PST(#145 of 154)

Puzzle/Locked Room???? What is this all about. I don't understand. Is there a place where you solve puzzles or about a locked room? Please fill me in I'm curious:) Also anyone know where I can find a mystery game to play on line or a name of one that I can buy? I finished all of Nancy Drews:( Please respond soon.



Alan Mescallado - 03:24pm Feb 4, 2002 PST(#146 of 154)

Diane, 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.

Rita Anderson - 05:30am Apr 17, 2002 PST(#147 of 154)

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.

betsy O'shea - 05:49am Apr 20, 2002 PST(#148 of 154)

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. Betsy

Ewon X - 06:40am Apr 26, 2002 PST(#149 of 154)

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

J T - 09:38pm May 1, 2002 PST(#150 of 154)

Kindly recommend some good online Solve-It-Yourself mystery sites similar to 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.

Gabbie Cascante - 11:10pm Jul 9, 2002 PST(#151 of 154)

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.

David Lidle - 12:56pm Jul 14, 2002 PST(#152 of 154)

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.

Fran Hinkel - 06:03am Aug 15, 2002 PST(#153 of 154)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!


Missing Microchip Solution

Alfred DeFlorio

The Explanation
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 bed.

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"

The Solution

Chet Williams

The Explanation
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, not immaculate.

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.

zikry karim - 11:01pm Jan 13, 2004 PST(#154 of 154)

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