The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr Part One

We discuss chapters 1-6, ‘The Death of a Man’, in John Dickson Carr’s ‘The Crooked Hinge’ with Brad Friedman of ‘Ah Sweet Mystery‘. Part of Carr’s iconic Dr. Gideon Fell mystery series, we follow the dispute between two John Farnleighs. Allegedly, the two of them met as children on the Titanic, and during the chaos, one stole the identity of other, trading circus life for the wealth of the British upper-class. Is the story true, and if so, which Farnleigh is the real one? Why does the defendant even entertain the idea? The requisite murder occurs, and it’s Brad against the boys in this golden-age showdown.
Check out Part Two and Part Three here!

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