You may (but then you you may not) be aware that I’ve started a thing here on The Invisible Event where every three months I pick a work of classic detective fiction and discuss it with another GAD blogger, being entirely unmindful of spoilers so as to really get into the details involved. Well, another is on the way — which book do you think it could possibly be?
Wow, amazing — you’re right! It’s The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939) by officially the finest detective novelist of all time, John Dickson Carr. And I’m delighted to be able to tell you that Ben of the superb The Green Capsule — who is himself going through something of a self-schooled education in the classic GAD texts before our very eyes — is taking this journey with me.
This is a particularly interesting title for me because it will be the first time I’ve done a Spoiler Warning post on a book I’ve not previously read. I’m aware the book itself — concerning the impossible murder of a man found strangled in the middle of a clay tennis court, with only his footprints present — seems to divide people: Puzzle Doctor, for one, is not a fan and Ben has a slightly more optimistic view, so I’m intrigued to see which way I fall.
Anyway, no need to drag this out. I’ll put up some form of discussion on it here on The Invisible Event in January…and I look forward to discussing it with all y’all. Full spoilers, remember, that’s very much in the title of this recurring segment. So no complaints; come prepared…