Category Archives: John Dickson Carr

Captain Cut-Throat by John Dickson Carr

1805, Northern France, and Napoleon’s forces stand ready to cross the Channel and invade England. But here is dissention in the ranks as the night is patrolled by a shadowy figure, killing without a trace, leaving a note, signed Captain … Continue reading

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A Plea For Help – The Case Of The Constant Suicides by John Dickson Carr

Well there I was strolling around Amsterdam and I spotted this in a shop window. As this is much nicer than my existing copy and was only five euros, there wasn’t much delay in buying it. But…

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The Man Who Could Not Shudder by John Dickson Carr

Martin Clarke is holding a party – a house-warming, if you like – for the stately home that he has purchased and refurbished. Of course not many other people wanted to buy it as it has a history of bizarre … Continue reading

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The Emperor’s Snuff-Box by John Dickson Carr

Eve Neill has had an eventful life. Married young, she divorced her husband when he cheated on her and has now become engaged to Toby Lawes, a young man whose family lives on the opposite side of the street from … Continue reading

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The Crooked Hinge by John Dickson Carr – A Joint Review

Something different today – a joint review. For a while, Sergio (from Tipping My Fedora) and I have been debating the relative merits of the so-called classic Carr novel The Crooked Hinge, so we finally decided to both re-read it … Continue reading

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He Wouldn’t Kill Patience by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

We’ve all had those days. Carey Quint meets the last surviving member of the family with who his family has been feuding (over a stolen magic trick no less) in the reptile house of a small private zoo. He loses … Continue reading

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My Late Wives by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

Roger Bewlay is a murderer. Under various pseudonyms, he married various women and then, presumably, murdered them. Presumably because no trace of them was ever found – they completely vanished. As has Bewlay himself… Eleven years later, actor Bruce Ransom … Continue reading

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