John Dickson Carr
John Dickson Carr (1906-1977) was an American author of detective fiction and mystery novels. He also wrote as Carter Dickson. Carr is the creator of the Dr. Gideon Fell and the Sir Henry Merrivale series. He is considered one of the greatest Golden Age mystery writers, where his detectives would solve seemingly impossible mysteries. Carr spent a number of years living in England, and is often compared to British mystery authors. Most of his novels had English settings, such as country villages and estates, and featured English characters. Carr won two Edgar Awards and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

John Dickson Carr made his debut as a published novelist in 1930 with the novel It Walks by Night. Below is a list of John Dickson Carr’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Henri Bencolin Books


It Walks By Night(1930) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle Skull(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Gallows(1931) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Waxworks Murder(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Four False Weapons(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Dr. Gideon Fell Books


Hag's Nook(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mad Hatter Mystery(1933) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eight of Swords(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Blind Barber(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death-Watch(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Coffins(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arabian Nights Murder(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crooked Hinge(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Wake the Dead(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Spectacles(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Problem of the Wire Cage(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Could Not Shudder(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Constant Suicides(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Turns the Tables(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
'Til Death Do Us Part(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
He Who Whispers(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleeping Sphinx(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Below Suspicion(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Man's Knock(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Spite of Thunder(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House at Satan's Elbow(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Panic in Box C(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark of the Moon(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fell and Foul Play(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Sir Henry Merrivale Books


The Plague Court Murders(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The White Priory Murders(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Red Widow Murders(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unicorn Murders(1935) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Magic Lantern Murders(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Peacock Feather Murders(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Judas Window(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Five Boxes(1938) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reader is Warned(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And So To Murder(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine and Death Makes Ten(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seeing is Believing(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gilded Man(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She Died a Lady(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
He Wouldn't Kill Patience(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Late Wives(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Skeleton in the Clock(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Graveyard to Let(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night at the Mocking Window(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind the Crimson Blind(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cavalier's Cup(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merrivale, March and Murder(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Poison in Jest(1932) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bowstring Murders(1934) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey(1936) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burning Court(1937) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Drop to His Death(1939) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Emperor's Snuff-Box(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bride of Newgate(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil in Velvet(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Nine Wrong Answers(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Captain Cut-Throat(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Patrick Butler for the Defense(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fear is the Same(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire, Burn!(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Scandal at High Chimneys(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch of Low Tide(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Demoniacs(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Most Secret(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Papa La-Bas(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ghosts' High Noon(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Hall(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hungry Goblin(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


The Department of Queer Complaints(1940) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
More Exploits of Sherlock Holmes(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Bullet and Other Stories(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Men Who Explained Miracles(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


Till Death Do Us Part / Intrigue for Empire / Give 'Em the Axe(1944) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleeping Sphinx / Beagle Scented Murder / Death of a Doll(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime on the Coast / No Flowers by Request(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hollow Man / The House in Gallows Lane(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The John Dickson Carr Omnibus(2000) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Waxworks Murder was also titled The Corpse in the Waxworks. The Three Coffins was also published as The Hollow Man. The Black Spectacles was alternately titled The Problem of the Green Capsule.

The Magic Lantern Murders is also known as The Punch and Judy Murders. The Peacock Feather Murders was also released as The Ten Teacups. The Judas Window was also published under the title of The Crossbow Murder. Nine and Death Makes Ten was also published as Murder in the Submarine Zone. Seeing is Believing is also known as Cross of Murder. The Gilded Man was alternately titled Death and the Gilded Man. The Curse of the Bronze Lamp was alternately titled Lord of the Sorcerers.

Drop to His Death was written with John Rhode and alternately titled Fatal Descent. The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes and More Exploits of Sherlock Holmes was written with Adrian Conan Doyle.

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John Dickson Carr Synopses: The Emperor’s Snuff Box is a standalone title by John Dickson Carr. Beside the dead body of Sir Maurice Lawes are the shattered fragments of a snuff-box that once belonged to Napoleon. These fragments tell a tale, or rather two tales, one true and one false. Now, an English expert in criminology forces the evidence to tell the truth about what happened and to point out the real murderer.

In Captain Cut-Throat by John Dickson Carr, when someone begins a killing spree on Napoleon’s personal sentries, captured British agent Alan Hepburn finds himself forced not only to help with the investigation but also to match wits with the Emperor and his chief of police, the wily Fouche.


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