Classic Locked-Room Mysteries is a fascinating collection of ingenious mysteries which all pose the question 'howdunnit?' Featuring well-kwn sleuths such as Sherlock Holmes and Father Brown, as well as the less familiar, including Jacques Futrelle's Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, in each story the reader is invited to play detective and is presented with a challenge: can you solve the mystery before the solution is revealed? Locked-room mysteries reached their height of popularity in the Victorian and Edwardian eras; this collection, edited and introduced by David Stuart Davies, brings together stories from such masters of the genre as Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and G. K. Chesterton.
David Stuart Davies is an author, playwright and editor and is regarded as an authority on Sherlock Holmes. His fiction includes six novels featuring his wartime detective Johnny Hawke and six Sherlock Holmes novels - including Sherlock Holmes and the Devil's Promise (2014). He is a committee member of the Crime Writer's Association editing their monthly publication, Red Herrings, and is a fellow of the Royal Literary Fund.