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Below Suspicion , in which the victim is poisoned in a locked house with only one other resident, who is innocent. The Bride of Newgate , in which the victim is stabbed to death in a room that is proved to have had no one enter it for more than two years. The Burning Court , in which a body disappears from a coffin in a sealed crypt and a woman disappears through a bricked-up doorway.
Castle Skull , in which a man disappears from a railway compartment that is being carefully observed. The Crooked Hinge , in which the victim has his throat slashed while standing on sand unmarked by footprints.
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Death-Watch , in which the victim is stabbed to death in a house where the only three witnesses can vouch for each other. Fire, Burn! He Who Whispers , in which the victim is stabbed to death in a closely guarded tower.
The Lost Gallows , in which a limousine is driven by the murdered chauffeur. Other mystery writers also produced masterpieces of locked room detective stories, but they are as rare as delicatessens in Gaza. Among the best was Clayton Rawson, whose four novels and all his short stories featured The Great Merlini, a magician who was asked by the New York police department to explain the phenomenon of human footprints on the ceiling of the room in which the body was found, not to mention the bullet that was apparently fired around a corner The Footprints on the Ceiling , an escape from an electronically controlled, double-locked prison cell The Headless Lady , two deaths by strangulation in a locked room and the disappearance of a person from a taxi that was under constant surveillance Death from a Top Hat.
The solutions to none of these locked room murders and thefts have supernatural elements and there is no cheating about hidden panels, long-lost twins, waking from dreams or hallucinations. No, they are deduced by detectives, who explain all to the incredulous characters and the baffled reader.
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This is the only downside of impossible crime stories, I admit. Having them explained is like having David Copperfield describe how he walked through the Great Wall of China or made the Statue of Liberty disappear. The illusion has disappeared. It's not really magic, after all.
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Eyewitness is the definition of a satisfying middlebrow mystery drama. And with its woodsy geography and small-town politics, it borrows some of the idiosyncratic flavor of series like The Red Road , in which the behavior of a few key players in town can have far-reaching consequences for everyone else. As its title implies, however, there are certain events only a few people have special insight into, and that knowledge could kill them. A pair of teens, fooling around in a remote cabin, witness several gangland executions, and manage to escape by cracking the killer in the head with a frying pan.
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They agree to keep it a secret one is openly gay, the other deeply in the closet , but after realizing the killer has survived, and is probably searching for them, the bonds of intimacy begin to fray. Not helping matters is the fact that one of the boys, Phillip, is a foster child, recently assigned to a couple in which the father Gil Bellows is eager to share their lives with him, while the mother Julianne Nicholson , the town sheriff, is more than a little ambivalent.
But she brings a kind of mellowness the shrieking proceedings simply don't deserve. Then there is Shilpa Shetty, last seen giving a rousing and sensitive performance in "Phir Milenge".
Here, she's back to doing what she's best known for - wriggling her posterior and making a faces into the camera. In "Khamoshh Director Deepak Tijori keeps going into whackily distanced time zones unannounced making the viewer lose track of time. One minute, we're watching Shetty drive down a barren highway, the next, she's writhing and groaning on the dance floor. Two minutes later, she's back on the highway pouting and peering anxiously into her car's engine space.
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