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John Dickson Carr

1906 - 1977

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John Dickson Carr (November 30, 1906 – February 27, 1977) was an American author of detective stories, who also published using the pseudonyms Carter Dickson, Carr Dickson, and Roger Fairbairn. He lived in England for a number of years, and is often grouped among "British-style" mystery writers. Most (though not all) of his novels had English settings, especially country villages and estates, and English characters. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Dickson Carr has received more than 348,131 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). John Dickson Carr is the 1,193rd most popular writer (down from 1,052nd in 2019), the 1,451st most popular biography from United States (down from 1,201st in 2019) and the 144th most popular American Writer.

John Dickson Carr is most famous for his mystery novels and short stories.

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Among writers, John Dickson Carr ranks 1,193 out of 5,755Before him are Kassia, Edith Södergran, Thomas De Quincey, Gottfried Keller, Henri Murger, and Herrad of Landsberg. After him are Hélène Cixous, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Paul Bourget, Roger Caillois, and Gabriele Amorth.

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Among people born in 1906, John Dickson Carr ranks 68Before him are Anthony Mann, André Weil, Muzafer Sherif, Douglas McGregor, Chandra Shekhar Azad, and Heinz Harmel. After him are Nelson Goodman, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Janet Gaynor, Walter Rauff, Ivan Chernyakhovsky, and Brigitte Helm. Among people deceased in 1977, John Dickson Carr ranks 43Before him are Peter Finch, Olave Baden-Powell, Stefania Turkewich, Steve Biko, Stephen Boyd, and Abdel Halim Hafez. After him are Modibo Keïta, Oskar Morgenstern, Prince Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, Sepp Herberger, Paul Desmond, and Leopold Stokowski.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, John Dickson Carr ranks 1,451 out of 18,182Before him are Joseph Cotten (1905), Debbie Harry (1945), Ethan Allen (1738), Eric Roberts (1956), Danny Aiello (1933), and Henry Rollins (1961). After him are Roger Ailes (1940), Richard S. Castellano (1933), George Smoot (1945), Mamie Eisenhower (1896), Robert J. Flaherty (1884), and Spike Lee (1957).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, John Dickson Carr ranks 144Before him are Rex Stout (1886), Jean M. Auel (1936), Robert Wilson (1941), Danielle Steel (1947), Robert Jordan (1948), and Marilyn vos Savant (1946). After him are Dan Simmons (1948), Dean Koontz (1945), Betty Friedan (1921), Jeffery Deaver (1950), Carson McCullers (1917), and Poul Anderson (1926).