Tag Archives: John Dickson Carr

How do I dislike thee? Let me count the ways: John Dickson Carr’s Patrick Butler for the Defence (1956)

It has been quite a while since I have read a Carr novel, 6 months in fact, and I imagine many Carr aficionados are querying my latest choice. I think the main factor behind the purchase was that it was … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: First Encounters

To kick the year off the Tuesday Night Bloggers are looking at crime fiction firsts this month. Already we have had posts looking at the origins of detective fiction, John Dickson Carr’s Dr Fell series and J. J. Connington’s first … Continue reading

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The Nine Wrong Answers (1952) by John Dickson Carr

Today is John Dickson Carr’s 110th birthday and JJ at The Invisible Event, who has a passing interest (and by that we read fanatical devotion) in Carr, decided to commemorate the occasion by exhorting fellow bloggers to contribute posts about … Continue reading

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Deadly Dinner Parties

Spoiler warning: For readers who haven’t read Christie’s 4:50 from Paddington and Lord Edgware Dies I would avoid section one of this post. Not everyone is a fan of dinner parties. They can be incredibly stressful for the host and/or … Continue reading

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The Judas Window (1938) by Carter Dickson

Aside from this being one of John Dickson Carr’s (writing as Carter Dickson), most famous and most revered novels, I am also reading The Judas Window (1938), as part of The 1938 Club challenge which is being run this week … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: It Walks by Night (1930) by John Dickson Carr

To finish off the Tuesday Night Blogger’s month long look at the work of John Dickson Carr I have decided to read It Walks by Night (1930), Carr’s first detective novel which is also his first novel featuring Parisian director … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: The Peacock Feather Murders (1937) by Carter Dickson

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Yellow Object Last week I reviewed The Burning Court (1937) and my chosen novel this week was also published in the same year, though this time includes Carr’s serial sleuth Sir Henry Merrivale. However, before … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: The Burning Court (1937) by John Dickson Carr

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt Item: Bottle of Poison N.B. Having read the rules for Bev’s Scavenger Hunt I have selected a cover from the internet as my own book does not have a dust jacket. A Brief Interruption When the … Continue reading

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Tuesday Night Bloggers: Comparing John Dickson Carr’s Settings

To kick off the Tuesday Night Bloggers’ look at John Dickson Carr this month, I have decided to examine Carr’s settings and in particular do a number of comparisons. I have categorised/ defined the settings in terms of countries/continents and … Continue reading

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Book of the Month: February 2016

It’s that time of the month again when I have to make the tricky decision of deciding which book reviewed on my blog is deserving of being my Book of Month (a prestigious award you know). My reading this month … Continue reading

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