John Dickson Carr – The Crooked Hinge

Murders and witchcraft

A rich English squire who miraculously survived the sinking of the Titanic – and is haunted by weird nightmares – is accused to be a fraud by a man who claims to be the victim of a false identification.
A detective is investigating a case of a woman who died by strangulation a year earlier.
Is there a link between these two cases?

An extraordinary impossible crime with a double solution, shifty players and an unforgettable killer.
Carr pushes his writing to the limit of its genre, creating one of his most memorable novels.
The ending is anything but moralistic and Carr even dares to let the readers themselves to be in charge to decide on which side they are on.

Translation by Francesca Febbrari (edited by Sabrina Macchi)

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Heiko H. Caimi
Heiko H. Caimi, born in 1968, is a writer, screenwriter, poet and teacher of fiction writing. He has collaborated as an author with publishers Mondadori, Tranchida, Abrigliasciolta and others. He has taught at the Egea bookshop of Bocconi University in Milan and several other schools, libraries and associations in Italy and Switzerland. Since 2013 he has been editorial director of the literature magazine Inkroci. He is one of the founders and organizers of the traveling literary festival Libri in Movimento. He collaborates with the news magazine "InPrimis" keeping the column "Pages in a minute" and with the blog of the writer Barbara Garlaschelli "Sdiario". He published the novel "I predestinati" (The Predestined, Prospero, 2019) and edited the anthology of short stories "Oltre il confine. Storie di migrazione" (Over the border. Migration stories, Prospero, 2019).