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Blind Man's Hood

By: Carter Dickson
Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
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A short story from British Library Crime Classic The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories

Inspired by the unsolved Peasenhall murder case of 1902, 'Blind Man’s Hood' shows Carter Dickson’s penchant for true crime. 

When Rodney Hunter and his wife, Muriel, arrive late to a Christmas party in rural Kent, they are unsettled to find the isolated stately home open and empty of guests. While they await the party’s return, they are welcomed in by a mysterious hostess who regales them with the dark legend of Jane Waycross.

©1938 Estate of John Dickson Carr (P)2018 Soundings

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Perhaps the best 99 cents I ever spent

This one simply sucked me in. I didn’t foresee the ending, but then, with mysteries I try to not think too hard, opting instead to sit back and enjoy the writing, the characters and atmosphere. And Carter Dickson (a.k.a. John Dickson Carr) provides plenty of all three.

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Blind Man's Hood: A brief review

One of Carter Dickson;s best short stories. The narration by Gordon Griffin was superb.

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A Tale of Mystery and Horror

This story has its roots in the writings of Edgar Allen Poe. Good narration, but predictable story.

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  • Tony Rawlinson
  • 06-25-20

MR James-Like Detective Tale

Really atmospheric and unusually spooky "locked room" mystery. Very strong elements of MR James abound.

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Short, direct and thrilling

A short tale, well told and very enjoyable.
The ending is something you could half anticipate but still a good one.