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Postby Hydebound » Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:17 am

RIPPER is a favorite of mine as well; a good read that also introduced me to John Dickson Carr's 1938 thriller THE JUDAS WINDOW. I was a Golden Age mystery nut for years and somehow missed this little gem, which Slade called the greatest locked room mystery of all time. It is unsurpassed in its elusive, ingenious simplicity, but my two favorite classics of "explaining the impossible" are Carr's THE THREE COFFINS and Hake Talbot's amazing THE RIM OF THE PIT. Those with an interest in quaint, puzzle-based mysteries should check 'em out. BTW, should I be embarrassed by having never heard of Lloyd Levin? Clue me in, fellow Sladists!
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Postby Slade » Wed Aug 15, 2007 5:15 am

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Postby Slade » Sat Sep 08, 2007 8:48 pm

sideshow,

Funny you should post that, for only last week, I learned there is another Jay Clarke floating around. I suspect your story has to do with him, since 1/ I don't recall the incident, and 2/ I don't have a son. But by all means, continue to think of me as a champ.

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Postby Hydebound » Mon Nov 19, 2007 12:45 am

I figured #13 had some connection to classic "puzzle" detective fiction, as did Ripper. And it's been years since I read Rim of the Pit myself. Isn't there another Hake Talbot book in existence?
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Postby Slade » Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:46 am

Yes, THE HANGMAN'S HANDYMAN:

http://www.ramblehouse.com/hangmanshandyman.htm

You'll note we're discussing "impossible crimes" on the AND THEN THERE WERE THREE COFFINS in Multi Media.

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Postby EZ Rhino » Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:58 pm

If I remember correctly, Ripper is where I first encountered The Plowmen Poets. I'm not much for seeking out poetry but I happened upon this one and I liked it:

Stephen Crane

In the Desert

In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, "Is it good, friend?"
"It is bitter – bitter", he answered,
"But I like it
Because it is bitter,
And because it is my heart."
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Postby marcd » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:13 pm

EZ, Love it. It so works for 'Ripper'!
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