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In spite of thunder.
Carr, John Dickson, 1906-1977.
Publication Information:
Leicester [Eng.] : Ulverscroft [1972]

[1972, ©1960]
Physical Description:
400 pages ; 23 cm.
Format :

On Order


Author Notes

John Dickson Carr, the master of locked room mysteries, was born in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, in 1906. He was educated at Haverford College and the Sorbonne in Paris. Carr is a prolific writer with more than 80 novels and collections of short stories to his credit. He began his writing career at the age of 26 with his first published novel, It Walks At Night. Some of his most popular works are The Three Coffins (1935), The Burning Coat (1937), and The Bride of Newgate (1951). Carr also collaborated with Adrian Doyle, the son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes (1954).

Carr met his wife in 1932 and settled in England in 1933. He was drafted by the United States military in World War II, and was ordered to remain in England and work with the BBC. He lived in many cities throughout the world until 1967, when he permanently moved to Greenville, South Carolina.

John Dickson Carr also wrote mystery novels under the name Carter Dickson. He died in Greenville in 1977.

(Bowker Author Biography)