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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: 247
Castle Skull
2020 - Castle Skull [British Library Crime Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781464212819
ISBN-10: 1464212813
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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It Walks by Night A Paris Mystery
2020 - It Walks By Night a Paris Mystery [British Library Crime Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781492699651
ISBN-10: 1492699659
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Crooked Hinge
2019 - The Crooked Hinge (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781613161296
ISBN-10: 1613161298
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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It Walks by Night
2019 - It Walks By Night [British Library Crime Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780712352642
ISBN-10: 0712352643
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Mad Hatter Mystery
2019 - The Mad Hatter Mystery (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781613161326
ISBN-10: 1613161328
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Devil in Velvet
2014 - The Devil in Velvet (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781497670808
ISBN-10: 1497670802
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Death-Watch
2014 - Death-watch [The Dr. Gideon Fell Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781480472822
ISBN-10: 1480472824
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Hag's Nook
2011 - Hag's Nook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781601870599
ISBN-10: 1601870590
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Burning Court
2011 - The Burning Court (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780020037
ISBN-10: 1780020031
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.
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He Who Whispers
2010 - He Who Whispers (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780020020
ISBN-10: 1780020023
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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And So To Murder
2010 - And So to Murder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780020044
ISBN-10: 178002004X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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She Died a Lady
2010 - She Died a Lady (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780020051
ISBN-10: 1780020058
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Problem of the Green Capsule
2010 - The Problem of the Green Capsule (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780020068
ISBN-10: 1780020066
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Plague Court Murders
2010 - The Plague Court Murders (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781780020075
ISBN-10: 1780020074
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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13 to the Gallows
2008 - 13 to the Gallows (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781932009590
ISBN-10: 1932009590
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Les Pices Radiophoniques Tome 2
2007 - Les Pices Radiophoniques Tome 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782841723652
ISBN-10: 2841723658
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Die Toten wecken
2003 - Die Toten Wecken (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783832183219
ISBN-10: 3832183213
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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
2003 - The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780786712342
ISBN-10: 0786712341
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Fnf tdliche Schachteln
2003 - Fnf Tdliche Schachteln (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783832183332
ISBN-10: 3832183337
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Fire Burn
2003 - Fire Burn (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780708946060
ISBN-10: 0708946062
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Case of the Constant Suicides
2002 - The Case of the Constant Suicides [Black Dagger Crime Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780754086154
ISBN-10: 0754086151
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
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2002 - The Hollow Man [Crime Masterworks] (Paperback)
2002 - The Emperor's Snuff-box [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2001 - Dark of the Moon [Dr. Gideon Fell - Large Print] (Hardcover)
2000 - Jd Carr 6 Dr Fell 1939-1941 [French Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Gideon Fell Mysteries [BBC Radio Collection] (Audio Cassette)
1992 - J D Carr 2 Dr Fell 1935-1939 [French Edition] (Paperback)
1992 - Blind Barber [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Paperback)
1991 - Dr Fell 1933-1935 [J. D. Carr 1 - French Edition] (Paperback)
1991 - Merrivale March and Murder [Library of Crime Classics] (Hardcover)
1991 - The Door to Doom [Library of Crime Classics] (Paperback)
1990 - Corpse in the Waxworks [aka The Waxworks Murder - Henri Bencolin, Bk 4] (Paperback)
1990 - The Blind Barber [A Dr. Gideon Fell Mystery] (Paperback)
1989 - The Arabian Nights Murder [Gideon Fell] (Paperback)
1989 - To Wake the Dead [Gideon Fell] (Paperback)
1987 - The Dead Man's Knock [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 19] (Paperback)
1986 - The Man Who Could Not Shudder [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 12] (Paperback)
1985 - The Case of the Constant Suicides [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 13] (Paperback)
1984 - Death Watch [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1983 - The Dead Sleep Lightly [Double D Western] (Hardcover)
1982 - Four False Weapons [A Hamlyn whodunnit] (Paperback)
1977 - Case of the Constant Suicides [Fingerprint Books] (Hardcover)
1977 - Sort Messe [Norwegian Edition] (Hardcover)
1976 - Hags Nook [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 1] (Other)
1972 - The Corpse in the Waxworks [Henri Bencolin, Bk 4] (Paperback)
The Seat of the Scornful [Fingerprint books] (Other)
Patrick Butler for the Defense [Patrick Butler, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Crooked Hinge [The Great detectives] (Paperback)