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6th May '16 1:14:10 PM john_e
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* CaptainErsatz: In ''Captain Cut-Throat'', the English spy Alan Hepburn and his wife Madeleine are very reminiscent of Sir Percy Blakeney and his wife Marguerite in ''Literature/TheScarletPimpernel''. The role of [[TheSpymaster Chauvelin]] is taken by HistoricalDomainCharacter Joseph Fouché, the head of Napoleon's secret police.
5th May '16 11:22:21 AM morenohijazo
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* SpoilerCover: The cover of the [=HarperCollins=] printing of the novel ''Literature/TheCaseOfTheConstantSuicides'' features a dog carrier with strange fumes rising out of it. [[spoiler:This essentially gives away the murder method used in the book - a block of dry ice hidden in a dog carrier that releases carbon dioxide gas as it sublimates.]]
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.
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