Welcome to the official website of Hal White, author of The Mysteries of Reverend Dean. If you like impossible crimes, locked-room mysteries and murders that are so unusual as to seem supernatural, you’ve come to the right place.
Click on the above links to learn more about the stories in Reverend Dean, read excerpts from the book, learn about Hal White, and find other books and TV shows featuring impossible crimes and locked-room murders.
The Mysteries of Reverend Dean gives you six stories and six chances: Can you explain how each murder was committed before the story ends?
The young man lowered his voice, but sounded all the more intense for doing so.
“Reverend,” he said solemnly, “if God didn’t do it, then it doesn’t make any logical sense.”
“Oh, it makes perfect sense,” the reverend replied. “It makes perfect, horrible sense.”
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Praise for The Mysteries of Reverend Dean
White successfully creates a modern-day Father Brown in this outstanding collection of six impossible crime tales that fans of classic puzzles will hope is but the first of many. ... Effortlessly crafting intriguing situations, the author matches the premises with satisfying solutions while gently and unintrusively weaving questions of faith into the plot lines.
I very much enjoyed them... May I be among the first (of many, I trust)
The stories are imaginative and beautifully presented. The book belongs with the
works of Carr, Chesterton, Hoch, Halter and only a handful of other mavens of the
locked room. It is rare to find a current writer who can master the Impossible Crime,
but Hal has done it.
...the plots are so ingenious that John Dickson Carr fans and other classical devotees won't want to miss these contributions to a demanding and increasingly rare
criminous art form.
...there are few modern writers who have the patience and the cognitive faculties
to engineer such stories. Hal White brings a breath of fresh air. ...
This collection will delight readers who appreciate intricate plotting
and enjoy the puzzling challenge of impossible crime.
with those presented in The Mysteries of Reverend Dean. ...
A second volume of impossible crime stories featuring Reverend Dean would be
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