Author Harry Kemelman is best known for his mystery series featuring Rabbi David Small, but he also wrote short stories featuring a college professor named Nicky Welt. The Nine Mile Walk: The Nicky Welt Stories of Harry Kemelman is a collection of these short stories.
In all his stories, Kemelman’s protagonists use logic to solve crimes, but nothing beats the pure logic of “The Nine Mile Walk” (text available online).
Modified slightly, the short story is also available as in a two-part video.
It is a short, but highly-entertaining mystery.
Have you read Harry Kemelman’s books? What do you think of them?