Last week, I reviewed John Dickson Carr’s The Three Coffins and Art Scott commented that another Carr mystery, The Crooked Hinge, was superior because its solution was more elegant (four words, 11 letters). I happened to have The Crooked Hinge and immediately read it. Art is right. The Crooked Hinge is better than The Three Coffins (although I still have a fondness for it despite the elaborate explanation of the murders). The Crooked Hinge has Satanist witch-cults, the Titanic, a diabolical robot, questions of identity, and TWO completely logical explanations of the murder (but only one of them is correct). If you’re in the mood for one of John Dickson Carr’s mind-bending puzzle mysteries, The Crooked Hinge will turn your brain into a pretzel.