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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

John Dickson Carr Bibliography

Novels as John Dickson Carr

  • It Walks By Night (detective Henri Bencolin) - 1930
  • Castle Skull (Bencolin) - 1931
  • The Lost Gallows (Bencolin) - 1931
  • Poison In Jest - 1932
  • The Waxworks Murder (Bencolin) - 1932 (US title: The Corpse In The Waxworks)
  • Hag's Nook (detective Dr. Gideon Fell) - 1933
  • The 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
  • The Four False Weapons, Being the Return of Bencolin (Bencolin) - 1938
  • To Wake the Dead (Fell) - 1938
  • The Crooked Hinge (Fell) - 1938
  • The Black Spectacles (Fell) - 1939 (US title: The Problem Of The Green Capsule)
  • 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
  • Till Death Do Us Part (Fell) - 1944
  • He Who Whispers (Fell) - 1946
  • The Sleeping Sphinx (Fell) - 1947
  • Below Suspicion (Fell) - 1949 (also features Patrick Butler)
  • 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 (detective 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 (This was a revision of a novel by Carr that was published in 1934 as Devil Kinsmere under the pseudonym "Roger Fairbairn")
  • The 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 (Wilkie Collins is the detective)

Novels as Carter Dickson

  • The Bowstring Murders - 1934 (Originally published as by Carr Dickson, but Carr's publishers complained that the name was too similar to Carr's real name, so Carter Dickson was substituted.)
  • The Plague Court Murders (detective: Sir Henry Merrivale) - 1934
  • The White Priory Murders (Merrivale) - 1934
  • The Red Widow Murders (Merrivale) - 1935
  • The Unicorn Murders (Merrivale) - 1935
  • The Punch and Judy Murders (Merrivale) -1936 (US title: The Magic Lantern Murders)
  • The Ten Teacups (Merrivale) - 1937 (US title: The Peacock Feather Murders)
  • The Judas Window (Merrivale) - 1938 (US title: The Crossbow Murder)
  • Death in Five Boxes (Merrivale) - 1938
  • Drop to His Death (in collaboration with John Rhode) - 1939 (US title: Fatal Descent)
  • The Reader is Warned (Merrivale) - 1939
  • And So To Murder (Merrivale) - 1940
  • Murder in The Submarine Zone (Merrivale) - 1940 (US title: Nine - And Death Makes Ten, also published as Murder in the Atlantic)
  • Seeing is Believing (Merrivale) - 1941 (also published as Cross of Murder)
  • The Gilded Man (Merrivale) - 1942 (also published as Death and The Gilded Man)
  • She Died A Lady (Merrivale) - 1943
  • He Wouldn't Kill Patience (Merrivale) - 1944
  • The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (Merrivale) - 1945 (UK title: Lord of the Sorcerers, 1946)
  • My Late Wives (Merrivale) - 1946
  • The Skeleton in the Clock (Merrivale) - 1948
  • A Graveyard To Let (Merrivale) - 1949
  • Night at the Mocking Widow (Merrivale) - 1950
  • Behind the Crimson Blind (Merrivale) - 1952
  • The Cavalier's Cup (Merrivale) - 1953
  • Fear Is the Same - 1956, historical mystery

Short story collections

  • The Department of Queer Complaints (as Carter Dickson) (detective: Colonel March) - 1940 (The 1940 volume contains 7 stories about Colonel March and 4 non-series stories. The 7 March stories were reprinted as Scotland Yard: Department of Queer Complaints, Dell mapback edition, 1944.)
  • 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 (Sherlock Holmes)
  • The Men Who Explained Miracles - 1963 (Fell, Merrivale, and others)
  • The Door to Doom and Other Detections - 1980 (includes radio plays)
  • The Dead Sleep Lightly - 1983 (radio plays)
  • Fell and Foul Play - 1991 (includes the full version of The Third Bullet)
  • Merrivale, March and Murder - 1991 (includes all the stories from The Department of Queer Complaints + one, that is: all Colonel March stories)

Non-fiction

  • The Murder of Sir Edmund Godfrey - 1936, historical analysis of a noted murder of 1678
  • The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 1949, the authorized biography
I got this bibliography from Wikipedia and posted it for my own use on my blog so it would be easier for me to keep track of which books I have and have not read. The ones in blue I own and the ones struck thru I have read. Feel free to copy it if you want!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks, that's very handy. I just managed to buy The Devil in Velvet (1951) from a bookshop in St Andrews on Saturday. I discovered from the blurb that he was of Scottish descent, I didn't realise that!

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