Night at the Mocking Widow

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  • 319 pages
  • Night at the Mocking Widow
  • Carter Dickson
  • English
  • 03 September 2017
  • 0821724630

About the Author: Carter Dickson

Carter Dickson is a pen name of writer the Mocking PDF/EPUB ä John Dickson Carr.


Night at the Mocking Widow❰PDF / Epub❯ ★ Night at the Mocking Widow Author Carter Dickson – Johndore.co.uk Horror was quietly taking over the village On the edge of town, a fantastic stone ruin gave its name to a malicious killer the Widow a killer diabolically clever or so crazed with hate that the victim Horror was quietly taking over the village On the Mocking PDF/EPUB ä the edge of town, a fantastic stone ruin gave its name to a malicious killer the Widow a killer diabolically clever or so crazed with hate that the victims Night at ePUB è were notified by mail of their coming doomOne had died Others had been warned that they were marked to die And no one, not even the fabulous Sir Henry Merrivale, could say if the Widow were man woman at the Mocking Kindle Ò or phantom.

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10 thoughts on “Night at the Mocking Widow

  1. Bruce says:

    Mysteries are my bedtime books that s what I tell everyone, but I really read them at many other times of the day, often in the morning when I feel I didn t get enough read the night before John Dickson Carr or Carter Dickson when Sir Henry Merrivale is the detective is an all time favorite He can be maddeningly inconsistent in quality, but, at his best, has many qualities of a good straight here meaning serious novelist He can create a genuinely compelling dramatic situation apart fro Mysteries are my bedtime books that s what I tell everyone, but I really read them at many other times of the day, often in the morning when I feel I didn t get enough read the night before John Dickson Carr or Carter Dickson when Sir Henry Merrivale is the detective is an all time favorite He can be maddeningly inconsistent in quality, but, at his best, has many qualities of a good straight here meaning serious novelist He can create a genuinely compelling dramatic situation apart from the interest of the unsolved crime, and blend the two masterfully He is also usually fiendishly ingenious AND fair with the reader in regard to clues.With this novel, Carr did not follow through with the well conceived dramatic situations built up in the beginning It ended by being just the usual detective novel However, since I m a fan of the genre, this is satisfactory As in most Carr novels, there is a seemingly impossible crime, the solution to which is most ingenious, and the identity of the culprit is both surprising and logical.For better Carr mysteries, I suggest It Walks by Night, The Burning Court or the short story collection, The Department of Queer Complaints

  2. Berry says:

    Yet another late Carr that I expected to be dull and or awful but Night at the Mocking Widow is neither It s just not great This Merrivale story benefits from good flesh covering the bones of a simple plot, a genre staple, in fact poison pen letters kick up scandal and murder in a tight knit community I think actually Carr has himself used this plot before, but I can forgive that I love paranoid mysteries set in small towns Carr does a great job giving you the lay of the land, showing you Yet another late Carr that I expected to be dull and or awful but Night at the Mocking Widow is neither It s just not great This Merrivale story benefits from good flesh covering the bones of a simple plot, a genre staple, in fact poison pen letters kick up scandal and murder in a tight knit community I think actually Carr has himself used this plot before, but I can forgive that I love paranoid mysteries set in small towns Carr does a great job giving you the lay of the land, showing you how all the characters interact, who loves who, who hates who, town history, etc His ingenuity for complex locked room murders might have been on the wane but at this point he can still tell a story and he can still write well Also, we learn a bitabout our hero here Mrs Merrivale is named Clemmie or Clementine, way younger than her husband she s a blonde bombshell who s just as mischievous as her hubby, and when they get drunk together they get up to shenanigans This makes me wish Carr wrote a Thin Man ish tale with the two of them Also, Merrivale definitely gets up to some hanky panky with a character who is not his wife All in all, this was a decent Carr The ending wasn t one of his explosive ones, but it was serviceable The typical Merrivale humor was pretty good, especially his Indian LARP, and the gentlemanly ending is always satisfying A good read, all in all When was that sixth shot fired I looked but completely missed it, unless it was one of those Thuds

  3. Dave says:

    A John Dickson Carr from right about the time the wheels came off The spookiness and cleverness of the locked rooms are still there, but almost everything else is bad Overcomplicated story, romance between characters, supposed slapstick humor, reactionary attitudes these all begin to run roughshod over the good stuff Never would ve read it again had I remembered how comic it was.

  4. Colin says:

    Starts well with some genuine laugh out loud moments.The titular widow is an interesting and creepy premise,but the story eventually fizzles out to a farcical conclusion.The locked room solution is probably one of Carr saudacious or just plain bonkers methods of bamboozlement

  5. Gabriele says:

    Uno dei romanzi migliori con il Vecchio Bellissima l ambientazione a Stoke Druid, dove grava la figura della Vedova Beffarda Affascinante la vicenda basata sulle lettere anonime mi ha affascinato anche nel Terrore viene per posta della zia Agatha Ci sono inoltre una meravigliosa camera chiusa risolta con arguzia e varie scene umoristiche come la battaglia di fango tra il vescovo e H.M Unica pecca nell edizione che possiedo, la traduttrice non stata accorta, traducendo in maniera errata Uno dei romanzi migliori con il Vecchio Bellissima l ambientazione a Stoke Druid, dove grava la figura della Vedova Beffarda Affascinante la vicenda basata sulle lettere anonime mi ha affascinato anche nel Terrore viene per posta della zia Agatha Ci sono inoltre una meravigliosa camera chiusa risolta con arguzia e varie scene umoristiche come la battaglia di fango tra il vescovo e H.M Unica pecca nell edizione che possiedo, la traduttrice non stata accorta, traducendo in maniera errata un qualcosa che all inizio poteva essere anche interpretato in questo modo, ma non dopo aver letto per intero l opera essenziale alla soluzione

  6. Ian Durham says:

    Ah, good, old Carter Dickson AKA John Dickson Carr My favorite mystery writer under either name Another great locked door mystery that had me guessing until the end I had two complaints The first was some rather dated humor that was not terribly woke The second was the very end which I found a little distasteful but won t reveal I hesitated saying anything about the former since it is pretty typical of books written at that time, but I decided I couldn t let that affect my judgment Ah, good, old Carter Dickson AKA John Dickson Carr My favorite mystery writer under either name Another great locked door mystery that had me guessing until the end I had two complaints The first was some rather dated humor that was not terribly woke The second was the very end which I found a little distasteful but won t reveal I hesitated saying anything about the former since it is pretty typical of books written at that time, but I decided I couldn t let that affect my judgment But the latter seemed odd even for that time period

  7. Ellie says:

    One of the late Sir Henry Merrivale novels, and though amusing, it feels as though the quality is declining Here, by the way, we have another show of Carr s quirk his disdain for Russian literature, which seems to have been a bit too en vogue for his taste in his day He finds it too contemplative, and blas S.T Toshi has a good chapter on this in his book on Carr.

  8. Ken says:

    Not one of the best in the Merrivale series, but definitely an enjoyable must read for John Dickson Carr a.k.a Carter Dickson fans Sir Henry s wife and marriage are described briefly in passing She s very suitable for Sir Henry, but he himself makes it clear that in combination they d be too much.

  9. Irfan Nurhadi says:

    I loved the heart warming moment between H.M and Pam Lacey..

  10. David F. says:

    Not one of Carr Dickson s best but a thoroughly entertaining mystery The romantic digressions are handled better than in most of his works.