John Dickson Carr Net Worth

John Dickson Carr Net Worth is
$3 Million

John Dickson Carr Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906 – February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published under the pen names Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson and Roger Fairbairn.Carr is generally regarded as one of the greatest writers of so-called "Golden Age" mysteries, complex, plot-driven stories in which the puzzle is paramount. He was influenced in this regard by the works of Gaston Leroux and by the Father Brown stories of G. K. Chesterton. He was a master of the locked room mystery, in which a detective solves apparently impossible crimes. The Dr. Fell mystery The Hollow Man (1935), usually considered Carr's masterpiece, was selected in 1981 as the best locked-room mystery of all time by a panel of 17 mystery authors and reviewers. He was also a pioneer of the historical mystery.A resident of England for a number of years, Carr is often grouped among "British-style" mystery writers. Most (though certainly not all) of his novels had English settings, especially country villages and estates, and English characters. His two best-known fictional detectives were English.The son of Wooda Nicholas Carr, a U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania, Carr graduated from The Hill School in Pottstown in 1925 and Haverford College in 1929. In the early 1930s, he moved to England, where he married an Englishwoman. He began his mystery-writing career there, returning to the United States as an internationally known author in 1948.In 1950, his biography of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle brought Carr the first of his two Special Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America; the second came in 1970, in recognition of his 40-year career as a mystery writer. He was also presented the MWA's Grand Master award in 1963. Carr was one of only two Americans ever admitted to the British Detection Club.In early spring 1963, while living in Mamaroneck, New York, Carr suffered a stroke, which paralyzed his left side. He continued to write using one hand, and for several years contributed a regular column of mystery and detective book reviews, "The Jury Box", to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. Carr eventually moved to Greenville, South Carolina, and he died there of lung cancer in 1977.

Date Of BirthNovember 30, 1906, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
DiedFebruary 28, 1977, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Place Of BirthUniontown, Pennsylvania, USA
ParentsWooda Nicholas Carr, Julia Carr
AwardsEdgar Grand Master Award, Special Edgars Award, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category
MoviesThe Man with a Cloak, Dangerous Crossing, Colonel March Investigates
Star SignSagittarius
1Narrator for Mutual Radio's "Murder By Experts" (1949-1950).
2One of the greatest Golden Age detective novelists and famous as an innovator in mystery fiction, he is best known for his locked-room murders and similar "miracle crimes."
3He met his wife Clarice on an ocean voyage.
4In 1949 was authorized by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to write the biography of Sherlock Holmes's creator.
5Alternated between homes in Mamaroneck, NY, and England from 1948 to the early 1960s, when he settled in Greenville, South Carolina, where he died.
6Writer/adapter for many of the shows on CBS Radio's "Suspense" (1942-1962).


Treacherous Crossing1992TV Movie radio play "Cabin B-13"
Mado no naka no satsujin1983TV Movie novel "The Emperor's Snuff-Box"
Tre colpi di fucile1982TV Movie novel Till Death Do Us Part
L'occhio di Giuda1982TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Morte a passo di valzer1979TV Mini-Series novel Fire, Burn! - 3 episodes
La dama dei veleni1979TV Mini-Series novel "The Burning Court" - 3 episodes
DetectiveTV Series 1 episode, 1964 novel - 1 episode, 1969
The Burning Court1962
Storyboard1961TV Series short story - 1 episode
Los suicidios constantes1961TV Series 3 episodes
The Mystery of Edwin Drood1960TV Mini-Series from an idea by - 8 episodes
Dow Hour of Great Mysteries1960TV Series story - 1 episode
The Unforeseen1959TV Series 1 episode
Climax!1958TV Series radio play - 1 episode
City After Midnight1957novel "The Emperor's Snuffbox"
Colonel March of Scotland YardTV Series based on: "The Department of Queer Complaints" by - 21 episodes, 1954 - 1956 based on "The Department of Queer Complaints" by - 5 episodes, 1954 - 1956
EncounterTV Series writer - 1 episode, 1956 based on the novel by - 1 episode, 1956
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1956TV Series based on the novel by - 1 episode
Colonel March Investigates1955stories - as Carter Dickson
Dangerous Crossing1953radio play "Cabin B-13"
Suspense1949-1953TV Series story - 2 episodes
Studio One in Hollywood1952TV Series story - 1 episode
The Man with a Cloak1951based on a story by
Danger1951TV Series story - 1 episode
The Man in Black1949radio series Appointment with Fear


Guilty Party1957TV SeriesHimself - Panellist

Nominated Awards

1952EdgarEdgar Allan Poe AwardsBest Motion PictureThe Man with a Cloak (1951)

Known for movies

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