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by John Dickson Carr
He Who Whispers is a mystery novel (1946) by detective novelist John Dickson Carr.
He Who Whispers is a mystery novel (1946) by detective novelist John Dickson Carr. Like Many of the works by this author feature so-called impossible crimes (for the most part, falling into the category of the locked room mystery). The detective is Dr. Gideon Fell, who ultimately uncovers a rational explanation for the novel's events.
HE WHO WHISPERS Born in 1906, John Dickson Carr was an American author of Golden Age ‘British-style’ detective stories. He published his first novel, It Walks by Night, in 1930 while studying in. Born in 1906, John Dickson Carr was an American author of Golden Age ‘British-style’ detective stories. He published his first novel, It Walks by Night, in 1930 while studying in Paris to become a barrister. Shortly thereafter he settled in his wife’s native England where he wrote prolifically, averaging four novels per year until the end of WWII. Well known as a master of the locked-room mystery, Carr created eccentric sleuths to solve apparently impossible crimes.
In a village in France, a man standing on the top of a ruined tower is stabbed in the back. There's no else there but him and witness swear that no one enterred or left by the door.
Who― A woman’s voice struck across at him, suddenly. It went up with something like a note of alarm, before it regained its soft and casual level.
I. A dinner of the Murder Club―our first meeting in more than five years―will be held at Beltring’s Restaurant on Friday. Who― A woman’s voice struck across at him, suddenly. Excuse me, the voice added uncertainly, but who are you?
d everything he said. Afterwards, of course, Miles discovered that every word was true. But by that tim. t was muffled and quiet in the little dining-room, with the four tall candles burning on the table as its only light. They had drawn back the curtains and opened the windows, to let in a little air on that stuffy night.
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. 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.
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A classic tale combining hints of the supernatural and an 'impossible' murder. The death of Miles Despard looks simple enough.
SUMMARY: When Dr Gideon Fell, that most eminent of eccentric sleuths, finds himself at a party whose guests are in a state of deep agitation, all the faculties of his detective genius are called into play. A classic tale combining hints of the supernatural and an 'impossible' murder.
He Who Whispers, Gideon Fell (BBC Radio Four – 25 March 2000) Director: Enyd Williams Producer: Enyd Williams Scriptwriter: Peter . Terrific book! The early John Dickson Carr (and Carter Dickson) books are a delight to read. Later books in the series fall off in quality.
He Who Whispers, Gideon Fell (BBC Radio Four – 25 March 2000) Director: Enyd Williams Producer: Enyd Williams Scriptwriter: Peter Ling Cast: Donald Sinden (Fell), John Hartley (Hadley), Christopher Kelham (Miles Hammond), Gemma Saunders (Barbara Morrell), Sarah Rice (Fay Seton), Beth Chalmers (Marion Hammond), David Thorpe (Steve Curtis), Paul Gregory.