WorldCat Identities

Carr, John Dickson 1906-1977

Works: 836 works in 3,364 publications in 17 languages and 28,188 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Parodies, imitations, etc  Detective and mystery stories, American  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Creator, Narrator
Classifications: PS3505.A763, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Dickson Carr
The life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle by John Dickson Carr( Book )

85 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doyle had an incredible life and career, and he is most remembered for his creation of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson
The exploits of Sherlock Holmes by Adrian Conan Doyle( Book )

32 editions published between 1953 and 1999 in English and Japanese and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crooked hinge by John Dickson Carr( Book )

53 editions published between 1938 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who is the true heir to the Farnleigh estate? Two men claim to be the legal heirs. When a meeting is called to determine the legal heir one of the men is found dead in a garden pond. Detective Gideon Fell is put on the case to unmask the murderer and reveal the true heir
Fire, burn! by John Dickson Carr( Book )

31 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern detection methods prove more interesting when combined with murder in 1829
The dead sleep lightly by John Dickson Carr( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of thunder : a Dr. Fell detective novel by John Dickson Carr( Book )

26 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master of the Golden Age British-style detective novel presents his redoubtable sleuth Dr. Gideon Fell in a baffling murder mystery set in the Swiss Alps Young Audrey Page has been warned against joining the aging film star Eve Eden and her temperamental friends at a Swiss chalet. Trustingly, she goes anyway and finds herself encircled by terror when a murderer strikes. With its eerie similarities to a crime that dates back to World War II, the murder attracts the attention of Dr. Gideon Fell, a brilliant sleuth with an eye for solving impossible murder cases. He will find that in this corner of the Alps, the air is thin, the scenery is beautiful, and the snow runs red with blood
The emperor's snuff-box by John Dickson Carr( Book )

78 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of a second marriage, a divorcee discovers her first husband has returned, and murder ensues in this chilling tale, which the New York Times Book Review hailed as "one of the most ingeniously constructed mystery stories John Dickson Carr has ever told"After divorcing her husband, Ned, Eve Neill falls in love with banker Toby Lawes and quickly agrees to marry him. But news of the engagement brings Ned back, intent on reclaiming his bride, whatever the cost. The price of passion proves too high when a dead body is found-and beside it, the shattered fragments of a snuff-box that once
Dark of the moon by John Dickson Carr( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Maynard has arranged for a house party to entertain his daughter, and he's included Dr. Gideon Fell who lectures on "Murderers I Have Met" to join the group in Maynard Hall on the northern shore of James Island
The bride of Newgate by John Dickson Carr( Book )

29 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this tale of courtship and punishment in Regency-era England To inherit her family fortune, Miss Caroline Ross must marry before her twenty-fifth birthday. But she has found only two breeds of husband: violent drunks and irresponsible dandies. To evade wedded agony, she chooses a spouse not long for this world, a convicted murderer with just a few hours left until his date with the hangman. But clever, cold-hearted Caroline does not yet realize it is her neck around which the noose is tightening and that she risks facing a life sentence far grimmer than one at Newgate jail
The three coffins by John Dickson Carr( Book )

44 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang shu le zhu zai lun dun luo su guang chang fu jin de ge li mo jiao shou zai jia li shu fang zhong zhong dan, sheng ming chui wei, sui jing fang ji jiu, reng yi ming wu hu. qi shu fang fang men chuang jin bi, wu ren jin chu, jin qi yi ren zai fang zhong. sui zhe an qing de zhan kai, xiong shou jiu jing shi shui, yi bo san zhe, qi jie guo que da da chu hu ren men de yi liao.
The Devil in velvet by John Dickson Carr( Book )

30 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this nefariously puzzling, romantic tale from the Golden Age master of mystery fiction, to solve a long-forgotten crime, a professor challenges the devil An aging scholar of Restoration history, Nicholas Fenton has long dreamed of traveling into the past. He has a date in mind'May 10, 1675'as well as a purpose: to solve the murder case of the woman he loves, his rakehell ancestor's lovely wife. Obsessed with delivering her from danger, he turns to an unlikely accomplice: the devil. After striking a bargain with the prince of darkness, Fenton awakens in the seventeenth century in the much-younger body of dashing Sir Nick Fenton. In an era when gentlemen died by the blade, Fenton is handy with a rapier, and his knowledge of local history gives him a leg up on the swashbucklers who would have his hide. But while his sword may help him rescue his beloved, it will take more than that to save his soul. Even in 1675, the devil is in the details
Most secret by John Dickson Carr( Book )

11 editions published between 1964 and 2014 in English and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lusty adventures at the court of Charles the Second, as a young man goes to London to claim his fortune and finds a strange assignment awaiting him
The door to doom, and other detections by John Dickson Carr( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Patrick Butler for the defence; a detective novel by John Dickson Carr( Book )

41 editions published between 1956 and 1994 in 8 languages and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In het kantoor van een londense procureur wordt een cliënt, een Pers, met de briefopener vermoord, terwijl niemand het geboeuw in of uit kan zijn gegaan
He who whispers, a Dr. Fell mystery story by John Dickson Carr( Book )

59 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in 11 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outside the little French city of Chartres, industrialist Howard Brookes is found dying on the parapet of an old stone tower. Evidence shows that it was impossible for anyone to have entered at the time of the murder ... the mystery remains unsolved for years until a series of coincidences brings things to a head in post-war England, where amateur sleuth Dr. Gideon Fell is on the scene to work out what really happened"--Description from (viewed Dec. 19, 2012)
Hag's Nook by John Dickson Carr( Book )

58 editions published between 1933 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to inherit the family fortune, a young man must spend an hour in a haunted prison
The case of the constant suicides by John Dickson Carr( Book )

72 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 10 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Gideon Fell investigates a series of strange deaths in the Scottish Highlands
The house at Satan's Elbow by John Dickson Carr( Book )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2005 in 6 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garrett Anderson accepts an invitation from old friend Nick Barclay to spend some time at Nick's home Greengrove, an old house located on a point of land known as Satan's Elbow. Once there, he becomes involved in a family intrigue, involving Nick's inheriting the estate that his uncle had expected to enjoy. An attempt on the life of the uncle, and stories about the ancestral ghost being seen again, plus the presence of a woman Garrett loves but he believed lost, make for an interesting weekend in the country
The hungry goblin; a Victorian detective novel by John Dickson Carr( Book )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Préoccupé, Nigel Seagrave invite son ami journaliste, Christopher Kit Farrell, afin que celui-ci vienne constaster que sa femme n'est plus celle qu'il a épousée, mais un succube. Mais à la fin du repas, en se rendant dans la serre tropicale, les convives découvrent que Nigel a été assassiné. Le commissaire Henderson fait appel à Wilkie Collins pour l'aider à éclaircir le mystère.--[Memento]
The ghosts' high noon; a detective novel by John Dickson Carr( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist and spy novelist Jim Blake takes an assignment for Harper's Weekly that puts him on a train to New Orleans, where congressional candidate James Claiborne Blake is being targeted by enemies who threaten to reveal that there is a glamorous Creole courtesan in his past. But in New Orleans, a sexual indiscretion is not enough to ruin a politician. That would require murder. When one of Clay's supporters is found murdered, Jim Blake sets out to clear the candidate's name. A dangerous mission in a city that comes alive at night, where rumor can be as deadly as poison
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The exploits of Sherlock HolmesThe crooked hingeFire, burn!The emperor's snuff-boxDark of the moonThe three coffinsHe who whispers, a Dr. Fell mystery storyHag's NookThe case of the constant suicides