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List of the best John Dickson Carr books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that John Dickson Carr is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years, known for his detective novels. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of John Dickson Carr who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

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The Burning Court is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Burning Court John Dickson Carr

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The Hollow Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Hollow Man John Dickson Carr

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The Judas Window is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Judas Window John Dickson Carr

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The Crooked Hinge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Crooked Hinge John Dickson Carr

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She Died a Lady is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
She Died a Lady John Dickson Carr

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The Reader is Warned is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Reader is Warned John Dickson Carr

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He Who Whispers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
He Who Whispers John Dickson Carr

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The Black Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Black Spectacles John Dickson Carr

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The Plague Court Murders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Plague Court Murders John Dickson Carr

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The Emperor's Snuff-Box is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Emperor's Snuff-Box John Dickson Carr

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Hag's Nook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Hag's Nook John Dickson Carr

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The Case of the Constant Suici... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books

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Till Death Do Us Part is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Till Death Do Us Part John Dickson Carr

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The Waxworks Murder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Waxworks Murder John Dickson Carr

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The Arabian Nights Murder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Arabian Nights Murder John Dickson Carr

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To Wake the Dead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
To Wake the Dead John Dickson Carr

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The Devil in Velvet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Devil in Velvet John Dickson Carr

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Castle Skull is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Castle Skull John Dickson Carr

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The Punch and Judy Murders is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Punch and Judy Murders John Dickson Carr

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The blind Barber is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The blind Barber John Dickson Carr

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Poison in Jest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Poison in Jest John Dickson Carr

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The Red Widow Murders is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Red Widow Murders John Dickson Carr

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The Four False Weapons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Four False Weapons John Dickson Carr

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Murder in the Submarine Zone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Murder in the Submarine Zone John Dickson Carr

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The Unicorn Murders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Unicorn Murders John Dickson Carr

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He Wouldn't Kill Patience is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
He Wouldn't Kill Patience John Dickson Carr

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The Skeleton in the Clock is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Skeleton in the Clock John Dickson Carr

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The Mad Hatter Mystery is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Mad Hatter Mystery John Dickson Carr

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The White Priory Murders is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The White Priory Murders John Dickson Carr

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The Eight of Swords is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Eight of Swords John Dickson Carr

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The Bowstring Murders is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Bowstring Murders John Dickson Carr

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The Sleeping Sphinx is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Sleeping Sphinx John Dickson Carr

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The Curse of the Bronze Lamp is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Curse of the Bronze Lamp John Dickson Carr

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The Ten Teacups is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Ten Teacups John Dickson Carr

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And So to Murder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
And So to Murder John Dickson Carr

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My Late Wives is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
My Late Wives John Dickson Carr

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Night at the Mocking Widow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Night at the Mocking Widow John Dickson Carr

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Death in Five Boxes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Death in Five Boxes John Dickson Carr

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The Nine Wrong Answers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Nine Wrong Answers John Dickson Carr

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The Life of Sir Arthur Conan D... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books

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Death Turns the Tables is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Death Turns the Tables John Dickson Carr

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The Cavalier's Cup is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Cavalier's Cup John Dickson Carr

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Behind the Crimson Blind is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Behind the Crimson Blind John Dickson Carr

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Patrick Butler for the Defense is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
Patrick Butler for the Defense John Dickson Carr

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A Graveyard to Let is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
A Graveyard to Let John Dickson Carr

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The Bride of Newgate is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Bride of Newgate John Dickson Carr

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The Problem of the Wire Cage is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Problem of the Wire Cage John Dickson Carr

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The Man Who Could Not Shudder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
The Man Who Could Not Shudder John Dickson Carr

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In Spite of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
In Spite of Thunder John Dickson Carr

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Dr. Fell, Detective, and Other... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books