- Drop to His Death
Drop To His Death (aka Fatal Descent)
1st US edition
Author(s) John Dickson Carr writing as "Carter Dickson" and John Rhode Country United Kingdom Language English Genre(s) Mystery, Detective, Novel Publisher Heinemann (UK, first edition) & Dodd (USA) Publication date 1939 Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback) Preceded by Death in Five Boxes Followed by The Reader is Warned
Drop To His Death (also published under the title Fatal Descent) is a mystery novel by the American writer John Dickson Carr (1906-1977), who published it under the name of Carter Dickson, in collaboration with John Rhode. It is a locked room mystery.
A businessman dies in an elevator in such a way that it seems as though no one could have committed the murder.
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The Plague Court Murders (1934) · The White Priory Murders (1934) · The Red Widow Murders (1935) · The Unicorn Murders (1935) · The Punch and Judy Murders (1936) · The Ten Teacups (1937) · The Judas Window (1938) · Death in Five Boxes (1938) · The Reader is Warned (1939) · And So to Murder (1940) · Murder in the Submarine Zone (1940) · Seeing is Believing (1941) · The Gilded Man (1942) · She Died a Lady (1943) · He Wouldn't Kill Patience (1944) · The Curse of the Bronze Lamp (1945) · My Late Wives (1946) · The Skeleton in the Clock (1948) · A Graveyard to Let (1949) · Night at the Mocking Widow (1950) · Behind the Crimson Blind (1952) · The Cavalier's Cup (1953) ·Short storiesMerrivale, March and Murder (1991)
Gideon Fell seriesNovels
Hag's Nook (1933) · The Mad Hatter Mystery (1933) · The Blind Barber (1934) · The Eight of Swords (1934) · Death-Watch (1935) · The Hollow Man (1935) · The Arabian Nights Murder (1936) · To Wake the Dead (1938) · The Crooked Hinge (1938) · The Black Spectacles (1939) · The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939) · The Man Who Could Not Shudder (1940) · The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941) · Death Turns the Tables (1941) · Till Death Do Us Part (1944) · He Who Whispers (1946) · The Sleeping Sphinx (1947) · Below Suspicion (1949) · The Dead Man's Knock (1958) · In Spite of Thunder (1960) · The House at Satan's Elbow (1965) · Panic in Box C (1966) · Dark of the Moon (1968)Short story
The Henri Bencolin seriesNovelsShort stories"The Shadow of the Goat" • "The Fourth Suspect" • "The End of Justice" • "Murder In Number Four" Other novelsAs John Dickson CarrPoison In Jest (1932) • The Burning Court (1937) • The Emperor's Snuff-Box (1942) • The Bride of Newgate (1950) • The Devil in Velvet (1951) • The Nine Wrong Answers (1952) • Captain Cut-Throat (1955) • Patrick Butler for the Defense (1956) • Fire, Burn! (1957) • Scandal at High Chimneys: A Victorian Melodrama (1959) • The Witch of the Low Tide: An Edwardian Melodrama (1961) • The Demoniacs (1962) • Most Secret (1964) • Papa La-Bas (1968) • The Ghosts' High Noon (1970) • Deadly Hall (1971) • The Hungry Goblin: A Victorian Detective Novel (1972)As Carter DicksonThe Bowstring Murders (1934) • Fear Is the Same (1956)
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