Dr Gideon Fell by John Dickson Carr
Dr. Gideon Fell is the protagonist in a series of mystery novels by American author John Dickson Carr. Dr. Fell is a large man with a moustache, and is usually seen wearing a cape, a shovel hat and using two canes. Early on, he is described as a lexicographer, and later as working on a history of English people’s drinking habits. As an amateur sleuth, he is often called upon by the police, but he frustrates them by not letting them in on his deductions until he has the mystery solved. Dr. Fell lives in the London suburbs.

John Dickson Carr began his Dr. Gideon Fell series in 1932 with the novel Hag’s Nook. The series ran for 23 books until 1991’s Fell and Foul Play. Below is a list of John Dickson Carr’s Dr. Gideon Fell books in order of when they were first released (which is the same as their chronological order):

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

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

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Dr. Gideon Fell Synopsis: Death-Watch is the 5th book in the Dr. Gideon Fell series by John Dickson Carr. A clockmaker is puzzled by the theft of the hands of a monumental new timepiece he is preparing for a member of the nobility. That night, one of the stolen hands is found buried between a policeman’s shoulder blades, stopping his “clock” for all time. The crime catches the attention of Dr. Gideon Fell, the portly detective whose formidable intellect is feared by the criminals of London. Working with Scotland Yard, he finds that the case turns on the question of why the clock hands were stolen. And finding the answer will put Dr. Fell squarely in the path of a madman with nothing but time on his hands.


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