Books by John Dickson Carr

John Dickson Carr (1906-1977) was an American writer of crime novels, referred to by some as the king of the locked room or impossible mystery story. He wrote under a number of names, including Carter Dickson. The best place to start or get a flavour of whether you like John Dickson Carr’s writing might be the short story, “The House in Goblin Wood”, which dates from 1947 and was recommended on Five Books by Golden Age mystery specialist Martin Edwards.

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The Best Locked-Room or Puzzle Mysteries, recommended by Tom Mead

In the Golden Age of mystery between the two World Wars, writers loved to devise fiendish plots where seemingly impossible crimes were committed. Tom Mead, author of two ‘locked-room’ mysteries set in the 1930s, introduces us to some of his favourite books in the genre, from the Golden Age itself to books written in more recent decades that pay tribute to its traditions.

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