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The most famous of all locked-room mysteries - a classic in the crime genre.

The first deadly walking of the hollow man took place when the side streets of London were quiet with snow and the three coffins of the prophecy were filled at last....

The murderer of Dr Grimauld walked through a locked door, shot his victim and vanished. He killed his second victim in the middle of an empty street, with watchers at each end, yet nobody saw him, and he left no footprints in the snow.

And so it is up to the irrepressible, larger-than-life Dr Gideon Fell to solve this most famous and taxing of locked-room mysteries.

©2019 John Dickson Carr (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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obsessed with details

Difficult to follow for my lazy brain that had been softened by more accessible material .

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  • Arnfinn Rong
  • 06-05-19

PERFECT READER for "The Hollow Man"

Peter Noble gives a perfect reading of The Hollow Man. Remember that this story is seen foremost through the eyes of Rampole, although not told back to us in first person narrative. Peter Noble takes this into consideration, and delivers a hit.

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  • Willem Fourie
  • 09-07-20

Narrator not consistent

An interesting story, culminating in Dr Fell's explanation of how things really unfolded near the end. Unfortunately the narrator's impersonation of characters is not consistent throughout the book, which has a very negative effect on one's enjoyment of the book.

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  • peter
  • 15-12-19

COULDN'T GET THRU IT

It's a classic I know and i wanted to be engaged but somehow I wasn't. I tried a few times and will probably try again but so far I just could not get interested. Many others enjoyed it and many more will.

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  • Karoline Thorstensen
  • 22-08-19

Fantastic as always!

John Dickson Carr is truly the master of the locked room mystery and the hollow man doesn't disappoint

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  • Cliente de Amazon
  • 25-07-19

Excellent Closed Room Murder

This is a must-read for murder mystery fans. It has one of the most complicated closed room murders I've ever seen.