LOCKED-ROOM MYSTERIES

Impossible crimes. Irresistible twists.
How is it possible for someone to be completely alone in a room, with no way in or out or any means of harming oneself, and end up dead? The locked-room mystery is a subgenre of detective fiction in which a crime—almost always murder—is committed under seemingly impossible circumstances. Steeped in tradition, people are re-discovering classic locked-room novels as contemporary authors take on new tales where, until the bitter end, it appears that "nobody-dun-it".
    • The Moonstone

    • By: Wilkie Collins
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 754
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 473
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 481

    No, the "Moonstone" isn't a celestial relic, it's a gigantic yellow diamond of unearthly beauty...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best readings ever

    • By Catherine on 05-22-03

    Regular price: $41.95

    • And Then There Were None

    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,371
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,721
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7,698

    Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious "U.N. Owen." At dinner a recorded message accuses each of them in turn of having a guilty secret....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dan Stevens is genius

    • By Markie Ross on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $19.38

    • The Poison Oracle

    • By: Peter Dickinson
    • Narrated by: Eric Yves Garcia
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Take a medieval Arab kingdom, add a ruler who wants to update the kingdom’s educational facilities, include a somewhat reserved English research psycholinguist....

    Regular price: $17.95

    • The King Is Dead

    • By: Ellery Queen
    • Narrated by: Mark Peckham
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    Someone is threatening to kill the King, and Ellery must take on the task of saving his hated life....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing and tedious

    • By Cass on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Security

    • By: Gina Wohlsdorf
    • Narrated by: Zach Villa
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 47

    As hotel manager Tessa and her employees ready the hotel for its invitation-only grand opening, a killer is in their midst. One by one staff are picked off with ruthless precision....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A new and engaging thriller

    • By Joe on 11-21-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Big Bow Mystery

    • By: Israel Zangwill
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The Big Bow Mystery is a seminal crime novel - the original "locked room" mystery....

    Regular price: $9.07

    • The Mystery of the Yellow Room

    • By: Gaston Leroux
    • Narrated by: Walter Covell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Madamoiselle Stangerson retires to bed in the Yellow Room. Suddenly, revolver shots echo through the house and she screams for help. Her father and a servant find the wounded girl - alone....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too Far Fetched.

    • By Lee J. Pelletier on 05-27-16

    Regular price: $20.47

    • Bloodstone

    • By: Paul Doherty
    • Narrated by: Terry Wale
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King’s coronor to investigate....

    Regular price: $15.59

    • Killer's Wedge

    • An 87th Precinct Novel, Book 7
    • By: Ed McBain
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    Her name is Virginia Dodge. And she’s here to kill Detective Steve Carella....

    Regular price: $13.99

    • The Bughouse Affair

    • A Carpenter and Quincannon Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Bill Pronzini, Marcia Muller
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan, Meredith Mitchell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 47

    In The Bughouse Affair former Pinkerton operative Sabina Carpenter and her detective partner, ex-Secret Service agent John Quincannon, undertake what initially appear to be two unrelated investigations....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Terrific, engaging detective story!

    • By Patrick on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Tattoo Murder Case

    • By: Akimitsu Takagi, Deborah Boliver Boehm (translator)
    • Narrated by: Mark Douglas Nelson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 35

    Miss Kinue Nomura survived World War II only to be murdered in Tokyo, her severed limbs left behind....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Old fashioned but very good.

    • By Sparkly on 02-27-18

    Regular price: $11.19

    • Murder of a Lady

    • By: Anthony Wynne
    • Narrated by: James Bryce
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 203
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 176

    Duchlan Castle is a gloomy place in the Scottish Highlands. Late one night the body of Mary Gregor, sister of the laird, is found in the castle. She has been stabbed to death in her locked bedroom....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Solid "Golden Age" Mystery

    • By Carl P. Beetz on 06-09-16

    Regular price: $21.37

    • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

    • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Hugh Fraser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,241
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,056
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,042

    Roger Ackroyd knew too much. He knew that the woman he loved had poisoned her brutal first husband. He suspected also that someone had been blackmailing her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best in series

    • By Deb on 04-20-16

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The Locked Room

    • A Martin Beck Police Mystery
    • By: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiner
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    The eighth classic installment in this genre-changing Martin Beck series of novels starring Detective Inspector Martin Beck is a masterful take on a classic locked-room mystery....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great puzzler, another good Nordic noir tale!

    • By Old Hippy on 11-26-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Sign of Four

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 750
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 675

    Sherlock Holmes and his companion Watson are involved in an exotic tale of stolen treasure, secret oaths and murder....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Revisiting the 1890 classic

    • By Zaubermond on 04-02-13

    Regular price: $14.20

    • A Morbid Taste for Bones

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 524
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 519

    Cadfael's return to his Welsh homeland for a visit proves a rather discomfiting homecoming when an honorable nobleman turns up in a patch of forest with an arrow embedded in his chest....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator and story are great fun

    • By Cynthia on 03-23-10

    Regular price: $21.52

    • Murder in Mesopotamia

    • A Hercule Poirot Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Anna Massey
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268

    Mrs Leidner is suffering bizarre visions and nervous terror. 'I'm afraid of being killed!' she admits to her nurse. Her terror, unfortunately, is anything but unfounded....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ghastly Narration

    • By CobwebLing on 11-25-17

    Regular price: $21.67

    • The Speckled Band

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are visited by a young lady of 30 with a face like a hunted animal. Fear, it seems, causes her to constantly shiver....

    Regular price: $0.69

    • They Do It with Mirrors

    • A Miss Marple Mystery
    • By: Agatha Christie
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 207
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204

    Miss Marple senses danger when she visits a friend living in Stoneygates, a rehabilitation center for delinquents....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Christie & a Cringe Worthy Southern Accent

    • By Schatje on 04-28-15

    Regular price: $17.10

    • The Valley of Fear

    • A Sherlock Holmes Novel
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    In The Valley of Fear, the great detective Sherlock Holmes has been summoned by a coded message to the house of a man called Douglas....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • An Uninspired Holmes & Garish American Gangsters

    • By Jefferson on 01-04-12

    Regular price: $12.59

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