American Mystery Classics
December 07, 2021
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About the Author
John Dickson Carr (1906-1977) was one of the most popular authors of Golden Age British-style detective novels. Born in Pennsylvania and the son of a US congressman, Carr graduated from Haverford College in 1929. Soon thereafter, he moved to England where he married an Englishwoman and began his mystery-writing career. In 1948, he returned to the US as an internationally known author. Carr received the Mystery Writers of America's highest honor, the Grand Master Award, and was one of the few Americans ever admitted into the prestigious, but almost exclusively British, Detection Club.
Douglas Green is the author of the widely-acclaimed 2015 book The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead and runs the advice website AskShirelle.com, based on the wisdom in the book, which he was taught by his ridiculous dog. Having directed the film The Hiding Place, he got released from decades in the entertainment business for good behavior, and now works as a psychotherapist in Los Angeles, specializing in children and teenagers.