Here we are, the third and final week of Dan and I using our podcast The Men Who Explain Miracles to look at the list of the 15 best impossible crime novels as curated by Ed Hoch in 1981.
The novels discussed this week are the big-hitters, the top 5, those titles that should potentially be in everyone’s library, and they are:
The Judas Window (1937) by Carter Dickson The Crooked Hinge (1938) by John Dickson Carr The Mystery of the Yellow Room (1907) by Gaston Leroux Rim of the Pit (1944) by Hake Talbot The Hollow Man, a.k.a. The Three Coffins (1935) by John Dickson Carr
It’s all, as ever, spoiler-free, so you’re not going to have anything meaningful ruined if you’re yet to read any of these books. And to round things off, we have a bit of a discussion about the legacy of this list, and the concept of ‘best of’ lists in general.