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John Dickson Carr

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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
Non fiction
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)

Books about John Dickson Carr
John Dickson Carr (1995) by Douglas G Greene
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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