John Dickson Carr

John Dickson Carr

This is a complete list of John Dickson Carr books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category. John Dickson Carr also writes as: Carter Dickson.

Also writes as: Carter Dickson.

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List of Department D-3 Books in Publication Order

List of Dr. Gideon Fell Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Hag's Nook
1932
2
The Mad Hatter Mystery
1933
3
The Eight of Swords
1934
4
The Blind Barber
1934
5
Death-Watch
1935
6
10
The Three Coffins / The Hollow Man
1935
7
The Arabian Nights Murder
1936
8
The Crooked Hinge
1937
9
To Wake the Dead
1938
10
The Problem of the Green Capsule / The Black Spectacles
1939
11
The Problem of the Wire Cage
1939
12
The Man Who Could Not Shudder
1940
13
The Seat of the Scornful
1941
14
The Case of the Constant Suicides
1941
15
Death Turns the Tables / The Seat of the Scornful
1941
16
6
Till Death Do Us Part
1944
17
He Who Whispers
1946
18
The Sleeping Sphinx
1947
19
Below Suspicion
1949
20
The Dead Man's Knock
1958
21
In Spite of Thunder
1960
22
The House at Satan's Elbow
1965
23
Panic in Box C
1966
24
Dark of the Moon
1967

List of Henri Bencolin Books in Publication Order

List of Sir Henry Merrivale Books in Publication Order (as Carter Dickson)

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Plague Court Murders
1934
2
The White Priory Murders
1934
3
The Red Widow Murders
1935
4
The Unicorn Murders
1935
5
The Punch and Judy Murders / The Magic Lantern Murders
1936
6
The Peacock Feather Murders / The Ten Teacups
1937
7
10
The Judas Window / The Crossbow Murder
1938
8
Death in Five Boxes
1938
9
The Reader Is Warned
1939
10
And So to Murder
1940
11
Nine and Death Makes Ten / Murder in the Submarine Zone
1940
12
Seeing Is Believing / Cross of Murder
1941
13
The Gilded Man / Death and the Gilded Man
1942
14
She Died A Lady
1943
15
He Wouldn't Kill Patience
1944
16
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp / Lord of the Sorcerers
1945
17
My Late Wives
1946
18
The Skeleton in the Clock
1948
19
A Graveyard to Let
1949
20
Night at the Mocking Widow
1950
21
Behind the Crimson Blind
1952
22
The Cavalier's Cup
1953
23
Merrivale, March and Murder
1991

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Poison in Jest
1932
2
The Bowstrings Murders ( As: Carter Dickson)
1933
3
The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey
1936
4
The Burning Court
1937
5
Fatal Descent / Drop to His Death ( As: Carter Dickson, With: John Rhode)
1939
6
The Emperor's Snuff-Box
1942
7
The Bride of Newgate
1950
8
5
The Devil in Velvet
1951
9
The Nine Wrong Answers
1952
10
Captain Cut-Throat
1955
11
Patrick Butler for the Defense
1956
12
Fire, Burn!
1957
13
Scandal at High Chimneys
1959
14
The Demoniacs
1961
15
The Witch of the Low Tide
1961
16
Most Secret
1964
17
Papa La-Bas
1968
18
The Ghosts' High Noon
1969
19
Deadly Hall
1971
20
The Hungry Goblin
1972

List of Short Story Collections in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
9
The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (With: Adrian Conan Doyle)
1954
2
The New Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (With: Adrian Conan Doyle)
1954
3
The Door To Doom, And Other Detections
1980
4
The Dead Sleep Lightly and Other Mysteries from Radio's Golden Age
1983
5
Fell and Foul Play
1991
6
13 to the Gallows (With: Val Gielgud)
13 to the Gallows (With: Val Gielgud)
2008
7
The Third Bullet and Other Stories
2020
8
The Island of Coffins and Other Mysteries from the Casebook of Cabin B-13
2021
9
The Kindling Spark
2022

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of British Library Crime Classics Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams)
The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams)
1862
2
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley)
1929
3
It Walks by Night
1930
4
8
The Secret of High Eldersham / The Mystery of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton)
1930
5
Castle Skull
1931
6
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Crofts)
1931
7
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh)
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh)
1931
8
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne)
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne)
1931
9
The Lost Gallows
1931
10
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon)
1931
11
The Corpse in the Waxworks / The Waxworks Murder
1932
12
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson)
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson)
1932
13
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith)
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith)
1933
14
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert)
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert)
1933
15
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls)
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls)
1933
16
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Crofts)
1933
17
The Mysterious Mr. Badman (By: William Fryer Harvey)
1934
18
8
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay)
1934
19
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls)
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls)
1934
20
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg)
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg)
1934
21
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim)
1934
22
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Crofts)
1934
23
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes)
1934
24
6
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville)
1934
25
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville)
1934
26
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude)
1935
27
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay)
1935
28
8
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude)
1935
29
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler)
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler)
1936
30
6
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay)
1936
31
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude)
1936
32
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville)
1936
33
10
Death in the Tunnel / Dark in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton)
1936
34
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston)
1936
35
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon)
1937
36
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac)
1937
37
6
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude)
1937
38
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull)
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull)
1938
39
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland)
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland)
1938
40
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Crofts)
1938
41
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon)
1938
42
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell)
1938
43
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble)
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble)
1939
44
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon)
1939
45
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate)
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate)
1940
46
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon)
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon)
1940
47
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs)
1942
48
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs)
1942
49
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate)
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate)
1943
50
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By: Nap Lombard)
1943
51
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac)
1944
52
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac)
1944
53
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac)
1945
54
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges)
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges)
1945
55
10
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac)
1946
56
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude)
1947
57
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert)
1950
58
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland)
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland)
1950
59
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert)
1951
60
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert)
1952
61
8
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac)
1952
62
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac)
1952
63
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude)
1952
64
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By: Margot Bennett)
1955
65
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons)
1957
66
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly)
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly)
1958
67
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons)
1960
68
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North)
1960
69
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly)
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly)
1961
70
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs)
1961
71
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly)
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly)
1963
72
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs)
1964
73
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons)
1965
74
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims)
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims)
1967
75
The End of the Web (By: George Sims)
The End of the Web (By: George Sims)
1976
76
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards, Richard Marsh)
2015
77
Resorting to Murder (By: Martin Edwards)
2015
78
8
Silent Nights (By: Martin Edwards)
2015
79
10
Murder at the Manor (By: Martin Edwards)
2016
80
Serpents in Eden (By: Martin Edwards)
2016
81
Crimson Snow (By: Martin Edwards, Fergus Hume)
2016
82
Foreign Bodies (By: Martin Edwards, Palle Rosenkrantz)
2017
83
The Long Arm of the Law (By: Martin Edwards)
2017
84
Miraculous Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards)
2017
85
Continental Crimes (By: Martin Edwards)
2017
86
Blood on the Tracks (By: Martin Edwards)
2018
87
7.3
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (By: Martin Edwards)
2018
88
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson)
2018
89
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (By: Martin Edwards)
2019
90
The Measure of Malice (By: Martin Edwards)
2019
91
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards)
2020
92
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards)
2020
93
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac)
2021
94
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards)
2021
95
Death of an Author ( By: E.C.R. Lorac)
2024
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List of Adrian Conan Doyle Collections in Publication Order (with Adrian Conan Doyle)

List of Murderous Christmas Stories Books in Publication Order

List of John Dickson Carr Anthologies in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
20 Great Tales of Murder
1952
2
Nine Detective Stories
1964
3
The Locked Room Reader: Stories of Impossible Crimes and Escapes
1968
4
Daring Detectives
1969
5
All but Impossible!
1981
6
Great Stories of Mystery and Suspense
1981
7
Deadly Arts
1985
8
Handle with Care: Frightening Stories
1985
9
English Country House Murders
1988
10
The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes
1989
11
Great Tales of Crime and Detection
1992
12
Fifty Best Mysteries
1993
13
The Longman Anthology of Detective Fiction
2004
14
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries
2015
15
Resorting to Murder
2015
16
8
Silent Nights
2015
17
10
Murder at the Manor
2016
18
Serpents in Eden
2016
19
Crimson Snow
2016
20
Foreign Bodies
2017
21
The Long Arm of the Law
2017
22
Miraculous Mysteries
2017
23
Continental Crimes
2017
24
Blood on the Tracks
2018
25
7.3
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories
2018
26
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories
2018
27
Murder in Midsummer: Classic Mysteries for the Holidays
2019
28
The Measure of Malice
2019
29
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries
2020
30
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries
2020
31
Murder Takes a Holiday: Classic Crime Stories for Summer
2021
32
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries
2021
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John Dickson Carr: Biography

John Dickson Carr was born on November 30th, 1906. John passed away February 27th, 1977 at 70 years old. John Dickson Carr was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA.

John Dickson Carr was the author of the Dr. Gideon Fell series which consists of 24 novels. The Dr. Gideon Fell series started in 1932 with the novel Hag's Nook. The most recently released novel in the Dr. Gideon Fell series was Dark of the Moon which was released in 1967. There are no upcoming novels for the Dr. Gideon Fell series.

John Dickson Carr also wrote the Sir Henry Merrivale series which has 23 books including The Plague Court Murders and The White Priory Murders.

John Dickson Carr appeared on the Honkaku Mystery Best 10 international list in Japan two times. The first time was for The Third Bullet (writing as Carter Dickson), which was listed at #7 in 2002. Then, in 2007, his book Papa La-Bas appeared at #5 on the list.

John Dickson Carr: Awards & Accolades

John Dickson Carr won the Edgar Award, Grand Master, in 1963.

John Dickson Carr: Author Insights

The highest rated book by John Dickson Carr on Book Notification is The Three Coffins / The Hollow Man, the 6th novel in the Dr. Gideon Fell series.

The most read book by John Dickson Carr on Book Notification is The Three Coffins / The Hollow Man, the 6th novel in the Dr. Gideon Fell series.

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John Dickson Carr: F.A.Q

When was John Dickson Carr Born?

John Dickson Carr was born on November 30th, 1906.

When did John Dickson Carr die?

John Dickson Carr died on February 27th, 1977 at 70 years old.

Where was John Dickson Carr Born?

John Dickson Carr was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, USA.

What awards has John Dickson Carr won?

John Dickson Carr has won the following awards: Grand Master at the Edgar Award (1963).

What was the first book John Dickson Carr wrote?

The first novel written by John Dickson Carr was It Walks by Night, published in 1930.

What was the most recent book John Dickson Carr wrote?

His most recently released work was The Kindling Spark on October 17th, 2022.

How many books has John Dickson Carr written?

John Dickson Carr has written 84 books across 16 series.
  • 1 book in the Department D-3 Series
  • 24 books in the Dr. Gideon Fell Series
  • 5 books in the Henri Bencolin Series
  • 23 books in the Sir Henry Merrivale Series
  • 20 Standalone Novels
  • 9 Short Story Collections
  • 1 Non-Fiction Books
  • 2 Carter Dickson Standalone Novels
  • 4 books in the British Library Crime Classics Series
  • 2 Adrian Conan Doyle Collections
  • 1 book in the Murderous Christmas Stories Series

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