5 thoughts on “In Spite of Thunder (Dr. Gideon Fell, #20)

  1. In Spite of Thunder by John Dickson Carr (1960) is aptly named. There’s all kinds of thunder in this one. There is thunder rolling all ’round the villa in Switzerland where Eve Eden will plunge to her death. But mostly there is the thunder of yelling. Just about everyone in this book spends a great deal of time yelling, shouting, crying, exclaiming, and, yes, thundering at one another. I’ve never seen so many exclamation points in one novel. It’s as though Carr decided he had to write a book whe

  2. Qualcuno cadrà dal balcone

    Lo specialista dei casi impossibili, lo statunitense scrittore di classici del giallo, JOHN DICKSON CARR, famoso per essere il maestro degli “enigmi della camera chiusa”, in ROMBI DI TUONO PER IL DOTTOR FELL, del 1960, chiama in causa il leggendario Führer e la scia di morte che il suo nome richiama.
    Nel Nido dell’Aquila a Berchtesgaden, sulle Alpi bavaresi, dove ha sede la storica baita (anche se è più uno chalet-fortezza) del Führer diciassette anni prima è successa u

  3. Two murders, or so it seems, separated by 20 years, committed in the same impossible way with Dr. Fell is in Geneva to investigate. Carr does his usual trick of having some young romantic be the main narrator, with Fell only making an appearance in later chapters. In this one, he makes only small appearances before the final two chapters. The impossible crime is rather disappointing, with little attention paid to it. The two crimes turn out not to be connected much after all. And the main diffic

  4. Not as intriguing as Carr can be. The characters seem to go over the same ground more than once. I felt it could have ended much sooner. The plot still held me.

  5. Overall I liked it but I found a lot of the conversations inane, repetitive, contradictory and annoying. Or did I like it? Maybe not so much. I think I’m giving it a three star on the strength of his other mysteries which I did like.

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