Books by John Dickson Carr

click here for reviewreviewCarr-Emperors-Snuff-Box-cgHere is a complete list of the books John Dickson Carr published under his own name, with details of the series detective who starred – first Henri Bencolin and then Dr. Gideon Fell.

It Walks By Night (Henri Bencolin) – 1930
The Lost Gallows (Bencolin) – 1931
Castle Skull (Bencolin) – 1931 – for review click here
The Waxworks Murder (Bencolin) – 1932 (US title: The Corpse In The Waxworks)
Poison In Jest – 1932
Hag’s Nook (Dr. Gideon Fell) – 1933 – for review click here
Carr_Crooked-Hinge_dellThe Mad Hatter Mystery (Fell) – 1933
The Blind Barber (Fell) – 1934
The Eight of Swords (Fell) – 1934
Death-Watch (Fell) – 1935
The Hollow Man (Fell) – 1935 (US title: The Three Coffins)
The Arabian Nights Murder (Fell) – 1936
The Burning Court – 1937 – review
The Four False Weapons (Bencolin) – 1938
To Wake the Dead (Fell) – 1938 – review
The Crooked Hinge (Fell) – 1938 – review
Carr_Problem-of-the-Green-Capsule_harpersThe Black Spectacles (Fell) – 1939 (US title: The Problem Of The Green Capsule) – for review click here
The Problem of the Wire Cage (Fell) – 1939
The Man Who Could Not Shudder (Fell) – 1940
The Case of the Constant Suicides (Fell) – 1941
Death Turns the Tables (Fell) – 1941 (UK title: The Seat of the Scornful, 1942)
The Emperor’s Snuff-Box – 1942 – click here for review
Till Death Do Us Part (Fell) – 1944 – click here for review
He Who Whispers (Fell) – 1946 – click here for review
The Sleeping Sphinx (Fell) – 1947
Carr-Emperors-Snuff-Box-pb2Below Suspicion (Fell & Patrick Butler) – 1949
The Bride of Newgate – 1950, historical mystery
The Devil in Velvet – 1951, historical mystery
The Nine Wrong Answers – 1952
Captain Cut-Throat – 1955, historical mystery
Patrick Butler for the Defence (Patrick Butler) – 1956
Fire, Burn! – 1957, historical mystery
The Dead Man’s Knock (Fell) – 1958
Scandal at High Chimneys: A Victorian Melodrama – 1959, historical mystery
In Spite of Thunder (Fell) – 1960
The Witch of the Low Tide: An Edwardian Melodrama – 1961, historical mystery
The Demoniacs – 1962, historical mystery
Most Secret – 1964 (revised version of Devil Kinsmere, originally published in 1934 as by ‘Roger Fairbairn’)
Carr-Sfida-per-BencolinThe House at Satan’s Elbow (Fell) – 1965
Panic in Box C (Fell) – 1966
Dark of the Moon (Fell) – 1968
Papa La-Bas – 1968, historical mystery
The Ghosts’ High Noon – 1970, historical mystery
Deadly Hall – 1971, historical mystery
The Hungry Goblin: A Victorian Detective Novel – 1972

Short Stories:
Dr. Fell, Detective, and Other Stories – 1947 (Fell)
The Third Bullet and Other Stories of Detection – 1954
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (with Adrian Conan Doyle) – 1954
The Men Who Explained Miracles – 1963 (Fell, Merrivale)
The Door to Doom and Other Detections – 1980
Merrivale, March and Murder – 1991 (Merrivale, Colonel March)

Radio Plays:
The Dead Sleep Lightly – 1983
Fell and Foul Play – 1991 (also includes the full version of The Third Bullet)
Merrivale, March and Murder – 1991 (Merrivale, Colonel March)
Speak of the Devil – 1994 – for review click here

Stage Plays: 
13 to the Gallows in collaboration with Val Gielgud-  2008

Non-fiction:
The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey – 1936
The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – 1949

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4 Responses to Books by John Dickson Carr

  1. Steve says:

    Hi Sergio. In my quest to add to my John Dickson Carr books I have seen a copy of The Seat of the Scornful. Whats your opinion of this novel? I noticed it wasn’t in the top ten. Thanks.

    • Hi Steve – it is in the middle range in terms of the plot, which is very good. The ending is highly controversial for the way it concludes, much like CROOKED HINGE… Trying not spoil things …

  2. Steve says:

    Thanks Sergio. I really enjoyed The Hollow Man and vowed to get a few other Carr but they are not the easiest books to find. I think I will treat myself to Seat of the Scornful and keep looking for other titles.

    • Basically, I think, any of his books up to about 1946 is better than almost anybody else’s. BLIND BARBER people tend not to like for its odd mixture of humour and chills, but that’s pretty much It! Enjoy 😀

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