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John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906–February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.

The son of Wooda Nicholas Carr, a U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania, Carr lived for a number of years in England. Many of his novels had English settings, his best-known detective characters were English, and he is sometimes loosely grouped among "British-style" mystery writers. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of so-called "Golden Age" mysteries, complex, plot-driven stories in which the puzzle is paramount. He was influenced in this regard by the works of Gaston Leroux and by the Father Brown stories of G. K. Chesterton.

Carr was a master of the locked room mystery, in which a detective solves apparently impossible crimes. The Dr. Fell mystery The Hollow Man (1935), usually considered Carr's masterpiece, was selected in 1981 as the best locked-room mystery of all time by a panel of 17 mystery authors and reviewers.

In 1950, his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought Carr the first of his two Special Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America; the second came in 1970, in recognition of his 40-year career as a mystery writer. He was also presented the MWA's Grand Master award in 1963.

In early spring 1963, while living in Mamaroneck, N.Y., Carr suffered a stroke, which paralyzed his left side. He continued to write using one hand, and for several years contributed a regular column of mystery and detective book reviews, "The Jury Box", to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Carr eventually moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and he died there of lung cancer in 1977.

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Total Books: 244
Dark of the Moon
1994 - Dark of the Moon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881843040
ISBN-10: 0881843040
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Case of the Constant Suicides
1989 - The Case of the Constant Suicides (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060810160
ISBN-10: 0060810165
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 6

Panic in Box C
1987 - Panic in Box C (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881842883
ISBN-10: 0881842885
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Eight of Swords
1986 - The Eight of Swords [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780821736494
ISBN-10: 0821736493
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 5

The Man Who Could Not Shudder
1986 - The Man Who Could Not Shudder [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 12] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780821717035
ISBN-10: 0821717030
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 7

Problem of the Wire Cage
1986 - Problem of the Wire Cage (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780821717028
ISBN-10: 0821717022
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 5

The Problem of the Wire Cage
1986 - The Problem of the Wire Cage (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780821733844
ISBN-10: 0821733842
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 4

The Emperor's Snuff Box
1986 - The Emperor's Snuff Box (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780931773594
ISBN-10: 0931773598
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Arabian Nights Murder
1985 - The Arabian Nights Murder [Gideon Fell] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780020186007
ISBN-10: 0020186002
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

Death Watch
1984 - Death Watch [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 5] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780020185505
ISBN-10: 0020185502
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Blind Barber
1984 - Blind Barber (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780020183006
ISBN-10: 0020183003
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

Captain Cut-Throat
1980 - Captain Cut-throat (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780441091348
ISBN-10: 0441091342
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Death-Watch
1970 - Death-watch (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780020185109
ISBN-10: 0020185103
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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