Spoiler Warnings

Sometimes, to really get into what makes a book great or terrible, you simply need to refer to specific events therein which may run the risk of spoiling the book for anyone yet to read it.

Mindful of both sides of this, yet eager to have such discussions without having to duck around specifics, every three months a fellow blogger joins me in a spoiler-heavy dissection of a work of classic crime and detective fiction and, with plenty of warnings upfront for the unwary, we post our thoughts for others to wade in on.

Below, alphabetically by author, are the books covered to date, and this page should be updated as these posts continue.  Click on the image to be taken to that post, but beware: if you’ve not read the book, you’re going to stumble across all manner of details you’ll wish you knew in advance, and should prepare to be spoiled on the plot, resolution, and all other aspects.  The reader is cautioned!


Tantei Gakuen Q/Detective School Q by Seimaru Amagi and Fumiya Satō:
‘The Kamikakushi Village Murder Case’ (2003)
[w’ TomCat @ Beneath the Stains of Time]

Mr. Priestley’s Problem, a.k.a. The Amateur Crime (1927) by Anthony Berkeley
[w’ Kate @ CrossExaminingCrime]

Fog of Doubt, a.k.a. London Particular (1952) by Christianna Brand
[a chapter-by-chapter guessing game]

The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939) by John Dickson Carr
[w’ Ben @ The Green Capsule]

Death on the Nile (1937) by Agatha Christie vs. He Who Whispers (1946) by John Dickson Carr
[w’ Brad @ AhSweetMysteryBlog]

Postern of Fate (1973) by Agatha Christie
[w’ Brad @ AhSweetMysteryBlog]

The Moving Toyshop (1946) by Edmund Crispin
[w’ Christian @ Mysteries, Short and Sweet]

The Ten Teacups, a.k.a. The Peacock Feather Murders (1937) by Carter Dickson
[w’ Puzzle Doctor @ In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel]

Halfway House (1936) by Ellery Queen
[w’ Colin @ Riding the High Country]

Invisible Weapons (1938) by John Rhode
[w’ Aidan @ Mysteries Ahoy!]

And Be a Villain, a.k.a. More Deaths Than One (1948) by Rex Stout
[w’ Noah @ Noah’s Archives]

Rim of the Pit (1944) by Hake Talbot
[w’ Dan @ The Reader is Warned]