John Dickson Carr

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Postby raasnio » Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:37 am

Mbwun wrote:Strangely enough, I walked into a local used book store yesterday, and they had six of his novels in stock, including THE FOUR FALSE WEAPONS. First time I've ever seen any of his novels show up used anywhere. I got:

The Four False Weapons
The Devil In Velvet
Most Secret
The Witch of the Low Tide
To Wake The Dead
The Mad Hatter Mystery


Excellent. 8-)
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Postby Slade » Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:19 pm

HE WHO WHISPERS is a must-read Carr novel. Over time, it has risen to the top of fans' favorite lists. I finished it last week, and the plotting is brilliant.

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Postby GINGER » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:51 am

Does anybody know if a locked room mystery book has ever been written .that doesn't tell you the how and who dunnit?
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Postby Slade » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:01 pm

Yes, WHO KILLED THE ROBINS FAMILY?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Killed ... _Family%3F

The classic unfinished whodunit is THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD by Charles Dickens:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_Edwin_Drood
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Postby dreab trawets » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:57 pm

Which is being made by the BBC for their year of Dickens...
And shown on BBC 2
10th January..


http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/progin ... drood.html
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Postby GINGER » Sat Dec 31, 2011 8:58 pm

Thank you for that Mr Slade..
so..

Is the new book coming out in paperback, hardback, e-book, or all three at the same time?
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Postby Slade » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:46 pm

Wow! What a cast! Can't wait till that gets here.

Next week sees the start of DOWNTON ABBEY 2. As with everything in life, the story behind the story is fascinating to me.

1/ Here's the story about the real Lady Cora:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 56572.html

In 1895, not long after the young 5th Earl of Carnarvon had inherited his title, the cash injection that came with his marriage to teenage heiress Almina Wombwell was most welcome. He enjoyed a dashing lifestyle involving yachts, foreign travel and collecting rare books and artefacts. Though her name might not indicate it, Almina Wombwell was the illegitimate daughter of Alfred de Rothschild (grandson of the banking empire's founder), who indulged her every financial whim.

Almina's money not only paid for the lavish lifestyle the couple had at several homes, and for the modernisation of Highclere, but also, later, her husband's Egyptian adventures. He discovered Tutankhamen's tomb, and she generously bankrolled his partner, Howard Carter, after her husband died.


That's why we have King Tut's Tomb and Treasure, which inspired Slade to write DEATH'S DOOR. Carnarvon was bit by a mosquito, and died from infection in Egypt. Thus, the Curse of King Tut's Tomb, and a whole series of films like Karloff's THE MUMMY.

2/ The current Lord Carnarvon is in an epic battle with Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA fame to hold onto Highclere, the house that's DOWNTON ABBEY:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... wnton.html

The reason Highclere Castle looks like that is because it was designed by the architect of London's Houses of Parliament.

"And you thought history was boring..."

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Postby dreab trawets » Mon May 21, 2012 10:39 pm

Why are locked room mysteries so interesting..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18108498
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Postby jellybelly » Tue May 22, 2012 11:00 am

dreab trawets wrote:Why are locked room mysteries so interesting..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18108498


Interesting, and i still haven't ordered an 'official' locked room mystery book yet :oops:
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Re: John Dickson Carr

Postby dreab trawets » Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:16 pm

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n 1949, writers/producers approached John Dickson Carr, to host a new series they were creating called Murder By Experts. Carr agreed to host this unique mystery series in which then-famous authors of classic mystery would select a drama to be aired. The episode for this podcast was written by Joseph Ruscoll (left) and was a more lighthearted approach to classic murder with a twist.

hope this works

fantastic site by the way

http://www.otr.com/blog/?p=995

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Postby Mbwun » Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:25 am

dreab ...

Looks like that episode, plus 9 more are available on archive.org.

https://archive.org/details/MurderByExperts

More seem to be available here:

http://www.relicradio.com/otr/series/murder-by-experts/

http://www.myoldradio.com/old-radio-sho ... by-experts

http://otrarchive.blogspot.ca/2010/02/m ... perts.html

Seems to be three available on Youtube, as well.
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