Nearly 3 months after being announced, running to 15 stories and 115,421 words, Ye Olde Book of Locked Room Conundrums is finished, and this post is here to announce that it’s ready for you to download for free!
And, yes, you read that correctly — all 15 of the original stories are included, thanks to a frankly amazing intervention by John Grant (he of the massively entertaining Noirish blog) who offered his help in sorting out the two stories I wasn’t going to have the time to get into shape…and then managed to do them in, like, zero seconds flat.
One final time, the stories herein are:
‘Rhampsinitus and the Thief’ (c. 440 BC) – Herodotus
‘The Spectre of Presburg: A Hungarian Tale’ (1818) – Anne and Annabella Plumptre
‘The Diamond Lens’ (1858) – Fitz-James O’Brien
‘The Black Pearl’ (1888) – Victorien Sardou
‘The Case of Roger Carboyne’ (1892) – H. Greenbough Smith
‘The Suicide of Kiaros’ (1897) – L. Frank Baum
‘The Lost Special’ (1898) – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
‘The Mystery of the Circular Chamber’ (1898) – L.T. Meade and R. Eustace
‘The Mystery of Howard Romaine’ (1917) – Herbert Beerbohm Tree
‘Flashlights’ (1918) – Laurence Clarke
And, of course, none of this would have happened had TomCat not set the ball rolling and provided invaluable support throughout, including creating the quite fabulous cover which graces the collection.
A link to the .epub, .mobi, and .pdf versions is below — any other formats considered upon request. Let me know of any massive flaws in the editing — there will be many, I’m sure — and I hope you find something here to enjoy.