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John Dickson Carr

USA flag (1906 - 1977)

aka Carter Dickson

John Dickson Carr was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1906. It Walks by Night, his first published detective novel, featuring the Frenchman Henri Bencolin, was published in 1930. Apart from Dr Fell, whose first appearance was in Hag's Nook in 1933, Carr's other series detectives (published under the nom de plume of Carter Dickson) were the barrister Sir Henry Merrivale, who debuted in The Plague Court Murders (1934).

Genres: Mystery
Henri Bencolin
   1. It Walks By Night (1930)
   2. Castle Skull (1931)
   3. The Lost Gallows (1931)
   4. The Corpse in the Waxworks (1932)
     aka The Waxworks Murder
   5. The Four False Weapons (1937)
Dr. Gideon Fell
   1. Hag's Nook (1932)
   2. The Mad Hatter Mystery (1933)
   3. The Eight of Swords (1934)
   4. The Blind Barber (1934)
   5. Death-Watch (1935)
   6. The Hollow Man (1935)
     aka The Three Coffins
   7. The Arabian Nights Murder (1936)
   8. The Crooked Hinge (1938)
   9. To Wake the Dead (1938)
   10. The Black Spectacles (1939)

     aka The Problem of the Green Capsule

   11. The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939)
   12. The Man Who Could Not Shudder (1940)
   13. The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941)
   14. The Seat of the Scornful (1942)
     aka Death Turns the Tables
   15. Till Death Do Us Part (1944)
   16. He Who Whispers (1946)
   17. The Sleeping Sphinx (1947)
   18. Below Suspicion (1949)
   19. The Dead Man's Knock (1958)
   20. In Spite of Thunder (1960)
   21. The House at Satan's Elbow (1965)
   22. Panic in Box C (1966)
   23. Dark of the Moon (1967)
Anthologies containing stories by John Dickson Carr
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Short stories
Blind Man's Hand
The Wrong Problem
The Other Hangman (1935)
The Footprint In the Sky (1944)

John Dickson Carr recommends
Blowback (1977)
(Nameless Detective, book 4)
Bill Pronzini
"An immensely likeable addition to the roster of private investigators."

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