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Old 2011-03-09, 17:09   Link #4
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Ellery Queen had his Challenge to the Reader in 9 of the first 10 novels. (They accidentally left it out of _The Siamese Twin Mystery_.) _The Finishing Stroke_ (25th anniversary, 25th book, probably meant as a full-circle conclusion) also has a Challenge.

And I really doubt that Ryu has read JDC. Considering that JDC is known as the master of the locked-room mystery, and is especially known for making mysteries that seem to have magical explanations, I think he'd have some sort of direct reference. Also, I think that too many of the "impossible" events depend on the red text for nonexistence of keys to be convincing. (Kinzo's disappearance and the second twilight, both from Ep. 1, are the only exceptions I can think of offhand.)
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