History Creator / JohnDicksonCarr

16th Aug '16 3:36:11 PM john_e
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* MysteryWriterDetective: William Cartwright in ''And So To Murder'' performs the bulk of the investigation, though Sir Henry Merrivale is the one who finally resolves the case.

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* MysteryWriterDetective: William Cartwright in ''And So To Murder'' is a detective novelist who performs the bulk of the investigation, though Sir Henry Merrivale is the one who finally resolves the case.
16th Aug '16 3:35:55 PM john_e
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* MysteryWriterDetective: William Cartwright in ''And So To Murder'' performs the bulk of the investigation, though Sir Henry Merrivale is the one who finally resolves the case.
1st Aug '16 5:54:44 AM john_e
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* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: In-Universe example in ''And So To Murder'' -- in a RunningGag, Mr Aaronson's film about the Duke of Wellington continually drifts further and further away from actual history.
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.
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