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Dr. Gideon Fell

 

Meet Dr. Fell, the corpulent former schoolmaster, lexicographer, and chronicler of the history of drinking in England. The first thing one notices about Dr. Fell is his size; in his first appearance he is described as having a face that is large, round and ruddy with a twitching smile "somewhere above several chins". The second thing one notices is his get-up; he is often seen lumbering about with a cape billowing behind him, a shovel hat planted firmly on his head and using the aid of a walking cane (or two).

Fell's large size and good nature fool some into thinking he is only as intelligent as he is nimble. However, in truth, Fell's detective abilities are as great as his girth. Part of the deception lies in his methodology. While detectives of the Sherlock Holmes school of detection can be found crawling around on their hands and knees looking for cigar ash and poodle hairs, if Fell were to assume such a position he might have some trouble getting up. Instead of relying on physical evidence he does his detection by "wool gathering", picking out the important clues from the red herrings after a bit of reflection.

Fell's career spanned thirty-four years and twenty-three novels.

All of the Fell hardbacks were published in the U.S. by Harper & Brothers (or Harper & Row). If the title is in Red then the US edition is NOT the true first edition.

 

HARDBACKS


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Hag's Nook (1933)
PAPERBACKS


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Hag's Nook (1940)


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The Mad Hatter Mystery (1933)


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The Mad Hatter Mystery (1945)


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The Eight of Swords (1934)


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The Eight of Swords (1944)


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The Blind Barber (1934)


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The Blind Barber (1943)


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Death Watch (1935)


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Death Watch (1946)


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The Three Coffins (1935)


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The Three Coffins (1944)


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The Arabian Nights Murder (1936)


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The Arabian Nights Murder (1944)


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To Wake the Dead (1937)


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To Wake the Dead (1938)


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The Crooked Hinge (1938)


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The Crooked Hinge (1943)


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The Problem of the Green Capsule (1939)


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The Problem of the Green Capsule (1947)


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The Problem of the Wire Cage (1939)


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The Problem of the Wire Cage (1948)


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The Man Who Could Not Shudder (1940)


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The Man Who Could Not Shudder (1949)


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The Case of the Constant Suicides (1941)


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The Case of the Constant Suicides (1945)


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Death Turns the Tables (1941)


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Death Turns the Tables (1943)


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Till Death Do Us Part (1944)


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Till Death Do Us Part (1946)


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He Who Whispers (1946)


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He Who Whispers (1947)


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The Sleeping Sphinx (1947)


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The Sleeping Sphinx (1947)
No Hardback Edition
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Dr. Fell, Detective, and Other Stories (1947)


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Below Suspicion (1949)


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Below Suspicion (1953)


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The Dead Man's Knock (1958)


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The Dead Man's Knock (1960)


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In Spite of Thunder (1960)


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In Spite of Thunder (1961)


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The House at Satan's Elbow (1965)


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The House at Satan's Elbow (1967)


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Panic in Box C (1966)


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Panic in Box C (1968)


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Dark of the Moon (1967)


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Dark of the Moon (1969)

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Fell and Foul Play (1991)
No Paperback Editions