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The Best John Dickson Carr Books  

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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 Waxworks Murder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Hollow Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Burning Court is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Reader is Warned is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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And So to Murder is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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She Died a Lady is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Judas Window is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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He Who Whispers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Crooked Hinge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Black Spectacles is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Emperor's Snuff-Box is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Plague Court Murders is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Case of the Constant Suici... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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Hag's Nook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Unicorn Murders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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Till Death Do Us Part is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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My Late Wives is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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He Wouldn't Kill Patience is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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Death in Five Boxes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Four False Weapons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Arabian Nights Murder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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To Wake the Dead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Devil in Velvet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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Castle Skull is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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The Mad Hatter Mystery is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Dickson Carr Books
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