John Dickson Carr


Born
in The United States
November 30, 1906

Died
February 27, 1977

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AKA Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.

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).

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The Three Coffins (Dr. Gide...

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Hag's Nook (Dr. Gideon Fell...

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The Burning Court

3.89 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 1937 — 16 editions
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The Crooked Hinge (Dr. Gide...

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He Who Whispers (Dr. Gideon...

3.90 avg rating — 459 ratings — published 1946 — 23 editions
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The Case of the Constant Su...

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The Mad Hatter Mystery (Dr....

3.66 avg rating — 345 ratings — published 1933 — 26 editions
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The Emperor's Snuff-Box

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The Problem of the Green Ca...

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The Blind Barber (Dr. Gideo...

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More series by John Dickson Carr…
“I am a mathematician, sir. I never permit myself to think.”
John Dickson Carr, The Hollow Man

“We don't fall in love with a woman because of her good character.”
John Dickson Carr, He Who Whispers

“Alan Campbell opened one eye.

From somewhere in remote distances, muffled beyond sight or sound, his soul crawled back painfully, through subterranean corridors, up into his body again. Toward the last it moved to a cacophony of hammers and lights.

Then he was awake.

The first eye was bad enough. But, when he opened his second eye, such as rush of anguish flowed through his brain that he hastily closed them again.”
John Dickson Carr, The Case of the Constant Suicides

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