History Creator / JohnDicksonCarr

20th Sep '14 7:08:19 PM AccidentalPolyglot
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* DyingClue: In one novel, the victim says before dying to the person trying to assist him "It was your gloves". [[spoiler:It had previously been established that the victim only spoke French and that a TranslationConvention was being used. In French, "your gloves" is "vos gants", which sounds similar to the murderer's name "Vaughan".]]

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* DyingClue: In one novel, [[spoiler: ''Patrick Butler for the Defense'']], the victim says before dying to the person trying to assist him "It was your gloves". [[spoiler:It had previously been established that the victim only spoke French and that a TranslationConvention was being used. In French, "your gloves" is "vos gants", which sounds similar to the murderer's name "Vaughan".]]
8th May '14 8:52:55 PM ninjacrat
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* BuriedAlive: Part of the backstory of ''The Hollow Man''/''The Three Coffins'' was a jailbreak by BuriedAlive. There was a plague epidemic going on in that prison, and the escaper counted on the burial detail being in too big a hurry for little details like nailing the coffin lid tightly or shoveling very much dirt on top.

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* BuriedAlive: Part of the backstory of ''The Hollow Man''/''The Three Coffins'' was a jailbreak by BuriedAlive.live burial. There was a plague epidemic going on in that prison, and the escaper counted on the burial detail being in too big a hurry for little details like nailing the coffin lid tightly or shoveling very much dirt on top.
6th Mar '14 9:52:47 PM PaulA
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John Dickson Carr (1906-1977) was an American {{Mystery}} writer, frequently known as the master of the LockedRoomMystery. Several of his works were published under the pen-name Carter Dickson. (He also had a couple of other pen-names that he used very rarely.)

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John Dickson Carr (1906-1977) was an American {{Mystery}} MysteryFiction writer, frequently known as the master of the LockedRoomMystery. Several of his works were published under the pen-name Carter Dickson. (He also had a couple of other pen-names that he used very rarely.)
10th Jan '14 7:15:39 AM TrustBen
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* WriteWhoYouKnow: Carr knew Creator/GKChesterton, the model for Dr. Gideon Fell, from the Detection Club.
30th Dec '13 2:15:39 AM foxley
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* HangingJudge: Justice Ireton in ''Seat of the Scornful'' / ''Death Turns the Tables'' is a HangingJudge who becomes the prime suspect.
4th Nov '13 4:00:27 PM Vasha
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His best-known work is probably ''The Hollow Man'' (US title: ''The Three Coffins''), part of his on-going ''Dr. Gideon Fell'' series. (Fell himself was loosely modeled on writer Creator/GKChesterton). He also had a popular series starring the detective Sir Henry Merrivale, written as Carter Dickson. Most of his works were in those two series, but he also had a couple of other, smaller, series, and several standalone novels and stories.

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His best-known work is probably ''The Hollow Man'' (US title: ''The Three Coffins''), part of his on-going ''Dr. Gideon Fell'' series. (Fell himself was loosely modeled on writer Creator/GKChesterton). He also had a popular series starring the detective Sir Henry Merrivale, written as Carter Dickson. Most These two series make up a large portion of his works were in those two series, work, but he also had a couple of other, smaller, series, and several a number of standalone novels and stories.


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27th Aug '13 3:09:42 AM Leaper
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* ObfuscatingDisability: The killer in ''The Problem of the Wire Cage'' uses his recent car accident, and its attendant injuries, to pull off a murder he seemingly couldn't have physically committed. Unfortunately, circumstances turn it into a murder NO ONE could've committed.

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* ObfuscatingDisability: The killer in [[spoiler: ''The Problem of the Wire Cage'' uses his recent car accident, and its attendant injuries, injuries,]] to pull off a murder he seemingly couldn't have physically committed. Unfortunately, circumstances turn it into a murder NO ONE could've committed.
6th Jul '13 8:55:10 AM john_e
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* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: The police surgeon in ''The Mad Hatter Mystery'' is called Doctor Watson, and complains that he's been the butt of Literature/SherlockHolmes jokes for thirty years.
27th May '13 4:23:14 PM john_e
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* {{Expy}}: "The Empty Flat" is a short story which opens with academic rivals Douglas Chase and Kathleen Mills meeting for the first time, not realising who the other is. A couple of years later, "The Case of the Constant Suicides" gives Alan Campbell and Kathryn Campbell similar personalities and the same MeetCute, and (being a full-length book) allows their relationship to be developed in more detail.
19th Feb '13 2:24:49 PM john_e
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* SleepCute: In ''The Case of the Constant Suicides'', the first time Alan and Kathryn meet, the chapter ends with them sitting up at night arguing an academic point. The next chapter opens the following morning, with them waking from a SleepCute.
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