The Men Who Explained Miracles

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The Men Who Explained Miracles
First UK edition
Author John Dickson Carr
Cover artist B. S. Biro
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Series Henry Merrivale, Gideon Fell, Colonel March
Genre Mystery, Detective novel, Short story
Publisher Hamish Hamilton (UK) & Harper (USA, 1964)
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 192 pp (1st UK)

The Men Who Explained Miracles, first published in 1963, is a volume of short stories written by John Dickson Carr; the stories feature his series detectives Gideon Fell, Henry Merrivale and Colonel March, of the "Department of Queer Complaints". This volume of short stories is of the mystery genre, most of the type known as a whodunnit.


Colonel March, of the Department of Queer Complaints: William Wilson's Racket and The Empty Flat

Dr. Gideon Fell: The Incautious Burglar (a shortened and altered version of Death and the Gilded Man) and Invisible Hands

Two non-series "Secret Service" stories, Strictly Diplomatic and The Black Cabinet; The Black Cabinet is a story in which an attempt to assassinate Napoleon Bonaparte is foiled by a contemporaneous historical figure from another context.

Sir Henry Merrivale: A novelette, All in a Maze.