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 Corpse in the Waxworks (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
The Hollow Man (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Coffins (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death-Watch (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arabian Nights Murder (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Crooked Hinge (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
To Wake the Dead (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Problem of the Green Capsule (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Could Not Shudder (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Turns the Tables (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Till 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
Seat of the Scornful (1980)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 (As: Carter Dickson)(1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Unicorn Murders (As: Carter Dickson)(1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Punch and Judy Murders (As: Carter Dickson)(1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Peacock Feather Murders (As: Carter Dickson)(1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ten Teacups (As: Carter Dickson)(1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Judas Window (As: Carter Dickson)(1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Five Boxes (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Reader Is Warned (As: Carter Dickson)(1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine and Death Makes Ten (As: Carter Dickson)(1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Submarine Zone (As: Carter Dickson)(1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
And So to Murder (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seeing Is Believing (As: Carter Dickson)(1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Gilded Man (As: Carter Dickson)(1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
She Died A Lady (As: Carter Dickson)(1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
He Wouldn't Kill Patience (As: Carter Dickson)(1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (As: Carter Dickson)(1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lord of the Sorcerers (As: Carter Dickson)(1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
My Late Wives (As: Carter Dickson)(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 (As: Carter Dickson)(1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night at the Mocking Widow (As: Carter Dickson)(1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Behind the Crimson Blind (As: Carter Dickson)(1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cavalier's Cup (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Priory Murders (As: Carter Dickson)(1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red Widow Murders (As: Carter Dickson)(1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merrivale, March and Murder (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Merrivale Holds the Key (As: Carter Dickson)(1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Department D-3 Books

The Department of Queer Complaints (As: Carter Dickson)(1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Men Who Explained Miracles (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Poison in Jest (1932)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
Fatal Descent (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
365+1 (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
Scandal at High Chimneys (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Demoniacs (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Witch of the Low Tide (1961)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 Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The New Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Door To Doom, And Other Detections (1980)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Sleep Lightly and Other Mysteries from Radio's Golden Age (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
13 to the Gallows (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Third Bullet and Other Stories (2020)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 John Dickson Carr Omnibus Books

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 (1984)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hollow Man & The House in Gallows Lane (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Locked Rooms: The Three Coffins; To Wake the Dead; The Skeleton in the Clock (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The John Dickson Carr Companion (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

All but Impossible!(1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deadly Arts(1985)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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