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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: 275
He Who Whispers
2024 - He Who Whispers [British Library Crime Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781464216473
ISBN-10: 1464216479
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Black Spectacles
2024 - The Black Spectacles (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781464216329
ISBN-10: 1464216320
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The Problem of the Wire Cage A Gideon Fell Mystery
2024 - The Problem of the Wire Cage a Gideon Fell Mystery [An American Mystery Classic] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781613164877
ISBN-10: 1613164874
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Seat of the Scornful
2023 - The Seat of the Scornful [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 14] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781728267630
ISBN-10: 1728267633
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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The Red Widow Murders A Sir Henry Merrivale Mystery
2023 - The Red Widow Murders a Sir Henry Merrivale Mystery [Sir Henry Merrivale Mysteries, 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781613163900
ISBN-10: 1613163908
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Kindling Spark
2022 - The Kindling Spark (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781936363704
ISBN-10: 1936363704
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Till Death Do Us Part
2022 - Till Death Do Us Part [British Library Crime Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781728261126
ISBN-10: 1728261120
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Eight of Swords
2021 - The Eight of Swords [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781613162569
ISBN-10: 1613162561
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

The Eight of Swords A Dr Gideon Fell Mystery
2021 - The Eight of Swords a Dr Gideon Fell Mystery [Dr. Gideon Fell Mysteries, 3] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781613162576
ISBN-10: 161316257X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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She Died a Lady
2021 - She Died a Lady [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787513344883
ISBN-10: 7513344884
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The Corpse in the Waxworks
2021 - The Corpse in the Waxworks [Henri Bencolin, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781464215438
ISBN-10: 146421543X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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The Lost Gallows
2021 - The Lost Gallows [British Library Crime Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781728219882
ISBN-10: 1728219884
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Burning Court
2021 - The Burning Court [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787521323863
ISBN-10: 7521323866
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The Plague Court Murders A Sir Henry Merrivale Mystery
2021 - The Plague Court Murders a Sir Henry Merrivale Mystery [Sir Henry Merrivale Mysteries] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781613161975
ISBN-10: 1613161972
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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The Island of Coffins and Other Mysteries from the Casebook of Cabin B13
The Arabian Nights Murder
2021 - The Arabian Nights Murder [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9787521322620
ISBN-10: 7521322622
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Castle Skull
2020 - Castle Skull [British Library Crime Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781464212819
ISBN-10: 1464212813
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

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
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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The Crooked Hinge
2019 - The Crooked Hinge (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781613161296
ISBN-10: 1613161298
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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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 3.8/5 Stars.
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Hag's Nook
2019 - Hag's Nook (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781846974946
ISBN-10: 1846974941
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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2019 - The Judas Window [Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
2014 - Deathwatch [The Dr. Gideon Fell Mysteries] (Paperback)
2013 - The Blind Barber [Dr Gideon Fell] (Paperback)
2007 - Les Pices Radiophoniques Tome 2 [French Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - The Case of the Constant Suicides [Black Dagger Crime Series] (Hardcover)
2002 - The Hollow Man [Crime Masterworks] (Paperback)
2002 - The Emperor's Snuffbox [Large Print] (Hardcover)
2001 - Dark of the Moon [Dr. Gideon Fell - Large Print] (Hardcover)
2000 - Jd Carr 6 Dr Fell 19391941 [French Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Gideon Fell Mysteries [BBC Radio Collection] (Audio Cassette)
1992 - J D Carr 2 Dr Fell 19351939 [French Edition] (Paperback)
1992 - Blind Barber [Atlantic Large Print Books] (Paperback)
1991 - Dr Fell 19331935 [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)
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)Paperback
1986 - The Problem of the Wire Cage [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1985 - The Sleeping Sphinx [Dr. Gideon Fell, Bk 17] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
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)Hardcover
Patrick Butler for the Defense [Patrick Butler, Bk 2] (Paperback)
Crooked Hinge [The Great detectives] (Paperback)