The Problem of the Old Gristmill (1975) is a mystery short story by Edward D. Hoch. It is the second story featuring Dr. Sam Hawthorn, and one of the few that does not contain an impossible murder, although an "impossible crime" does occur.
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... Cordwainer, who lived in the old gristmill owned by Seth Hawkins and his mother, is a full-bearded naturalist, who has been writing a book, A Year in Snake Creek ... journals in them, and Seth reveals that his mother wants him to start up the gristmill (and also that Seth does not want to start it up) ... The next morning everyone learns that the gristmill has burned down, and Cordwainer has had his head bashed in ...
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