John Dickson Carr
From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
John Dickson Carr (30 november 1906 - 27 february 1977) was an American author of detective stories. He was also known as Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn, and master of the locked room mystery.
In 1950, his biography earned him the first of his two Special Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America; the second was awarded during 1970, in recognition of his 40-year career as a mystery writer.
- 1949 : The Life of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (John Murray)
- 1949 : The Adventure of the Conk-Singleton Papers (Unicorn Mystery Book Club News 1 No.9)
- 1950 : The Adventure of the Paradol Chamber (Unicorn Mystery Book Club News 2 No. 3)
- 1950 : introduction to The Valley of Fear (Bantam)
- 1953 : introduction to The Complete Sherlock Holmes (Doubleday)
- 1954 : Holmes Wouldn't Recognize It (The New-York Times Magazine, 21 february 1954 p. 10, 35-37)
- 1954 : The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
- 1957 : Another Glass, Watson! (an essay on food and drink in the stories of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. The essay comprises pages 5-10 in: Catalogue. The Sherlock Holmes: Catalogue of the Collection in the Bars and Grill Room and in the Reconstruction of Part of the Living Room at 221B Baker Street. London, Whitbread & Co. Ltd. 1957.
- 1958 : introduction to The Lost World and The Poison Belt (Eyre & Spottiswoode)
- 1964 : The Many-Sided Conan Doyle (introduction of The Poison Belt, Macmillan)
- 1965 : Hail, Holmes! (The New-York Times, 14 february 1965, section 2, p. 1 & 5)
- 1968 : introduction to The Maracot Deep (W. W. Norton)
His radio adaptations of Conan Doyle stories
- 1945 : The Adventure of the Speckled Band (with Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Sherlock Holmes)
- 1945 : Silver Blaze (with Laidman Browne as Sherlock Holmes)