Dr. Fell, Detective, and Other Stories

Dr. Fell, Detective, and Other Stories, is a mystery short story collection written by John Dickson Carr and first published in the US by Lawrence E. Spivak (The American Mercury) in 1947.

Most of the stories feature his series detective Gideon Fell.

Dr. Fell, Detective, and Other Stories
DrFellDetective
First edition
AuthorJohn Dickson Carr
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
SeriesGideon Fell
GenreMystery, Detective novel, Short story
PublisherMercury Mystery paperback, New York City
Publication date
1947
Preceded byThe Sleeping Sphinx 
Followed byThe Skeleton in the Clock 

Stories and first publications

Dr. Gideon Fell:

Others:

  • The Devil in the Summer House
  • Will You Walk Into My Parlor?
  • Strictly Diplomatic

References

A Graveyard to Let

A Graveyard To Let is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906–1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a locked room mystery (or, more properly, a subset of that category known as the "impossible mystery") and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale.

And So to Murder

And So to Murder is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906–1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a whodunnit and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale and Scotland Yard Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters.

Castle Skull

Castle Skull, first published in 1931, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Henri Bencolin. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

Drop to His Death

Drop To His Death (also published under the title Fatal Descent) is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson, in collaboration with John Rhode. It is a locked room mystery.

Fire, Burn!

Fire, Burn! is a historical mystery novel by John Dickson Carr. It is about a police officer who is transported back in time to 1829 when the British police was first formed. Carr considered this one of his best impossible crime novels.

Henri Bencolin

Henri Bencolin is a fictional detective created by John Dickson Carr. He is Carr's first series detective, appearing in five "locked-room" and "impossible crime" mystery novels of the 1930s, and four short stories from an even earlier date. He is a juge d'instruction (examining magistrate) in the Paris judicial system.

The books in which he appears are:

It Walks By Night (1930)

Castle Skull (1931 - not published in the UK until c. 1980)

The Lost Gallows (1931)

The Waxworks Murder (1932)

The Four False Weapons (1937)He is mentioned in Poison in Jest (1932), which shares the same narrator—Jeff Marle—as the Bencolin novels, but does not appear in the book.

The short stories in which he appears (all originally published in the Haverfordian) are:

"The Shadow of the Goat"

"The Fourth Suspect"

"The End of Justice"

"The Murder In Number Four"

It Walks By Night

It Walks By Night, first published in 1930, is the first detective novel by John Dickson Carr which features for the first time Carr's series detective Henri Bencolin. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunit.

Poison in Jest

Poison In Jest, first published in 1932, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which does not feature any of Carr's series detectives. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

Seeing is Believing (novel)

Seeing is Believing (also published as Cross of Murder) is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906–1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a whodunnit and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale and his associate, Scotland Yard's Chief Inspector Humphrey Masters.

Sir Henry Merrivale

Sir Henry Merrivale is a fictional detective created by "Carter Dickson", a pen name of John Dickson Carr (1906–1977). Also known as "the Old Man," by his initials "H. M." (a pun on "His Majesty"), or "the Maestro", he appeared in twenty-two locked room mysteries and "impossible crime" novels of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, as well as in two short stories.

The Arabian Nights Murder

The Arabian Nights Murder, first published in 1936, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

The Demoniacs

The Demoniacs, first published in 1962, is a detective story/historical novel by John Dickson Carr set in the London of 1757. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit as well as being a historical novel.

The Devil in Velvet

The Devil in Velvet, first published in 1951, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr. This novel is both a mystery and a historical novel, with elements of the supernatural.

The Emperor's Snuff-Box

The Emperor's Snuff-Box is a non-series mystery novel (1942) by mystery novelist John Dickson Carr. The detective is psychologist Dr. Dermot Kinross.

The novel takes place in France and concerns a jeweled snuff-box in the shape of a pocket watch said to have belonged to Napoleon. A pretty young Englishwoman living in France forms a romantic attachment and becomes a suspect in the murder of her fiance's father; the theft of a valuable necklace and the smashing of the snuff-box are also mysteries to be solved. The novel served as the basis for the 1957 film That Woman Opposite, for which Compton Bennett wrote the screenplay.

It is considered one of Carr's great novels and is considered the best among the best mystery plots with no locked room murders, impossible crimes, or supernatural elements.

The Gilded Man

The Gilded Man (also published as Death and the Gilded Man) is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906–1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a whodunnit and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale.

The Men Who Explained Miracles

The Men Who Explained Miracles, first published in 1963, is a volume of short stories written by John Dickson Carr; the stories feature his series detectives Gideon Fell, Henry Merrivale and Colonel March, of the "Department of Queer Complaints". This volume of short stories is of the mystery genre, most of the type known as a whodunnit.

The Reader is Warned

The Reader is Warned is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906–1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson. It is a whodunit and features the series detective Sir Henry Merrivale.

The Sleeping Sphinx

The Sleeping Sphinx, first published in 1947, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr which features Carr's series detective Gideon Fell. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

The Waxworks Murder

The Waxworks Murder, first published in 1932, is a detective story by John Dickson Carr featuring his series detective Henri Bencolin of the Parisian police. This novel is a mystery of the type known as a whodunnit.

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