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    Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Without a shred of doubt, one of his fellow passengers is the murderer. Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again.

Year: 1934
Genre: Locked RoomMurder Mystery

    Collected Millar: The Dawn of Domestic Suspense by Margaret Millar

A grim locked room mystery doubles as brilliantly funny comedy; a nuanced portrait of a marriage rocked by paranoia and loneliness; an examination of a deeply flawed mother's psychology-and its deadly consequences; a chilling noir tale about the value--or lack thereof--of a human life. Humor, politics, chilling psychological insight and the outright macabre are all on display in these novels, which were formative both for the author and the generations of writers who followed her.

Year: 1944
Genre: Domestic SuspenseLocked Room

    The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries by Otto Penzler

The Most Complete Collection of Impossible Crime Stories Ever Assembled, with puzzling mysteries by Stephen King, Dashiell Hammett, Lawrence Block, Agatha Christie, Georges Simenon, Dorothy L. Sayers, P. G. Wodehouse, Erle Stanley Gardner, and many, many more

Year: 2014
Genre: Detective FictionLocked Room

 

 

Titles

YearTitle

1934Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
1944Collected Millar: The Dawn of Domestic Suspense by Margaret Millar
2014The Black Lizard Big Book of Locked-Room Mysteries by Otto Penzler