The Men Who Explained Miracles

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.

The Men Who Explained Miracles
First UK edition
AuthorJohn Dickson Carr
Cover artistB. S. Biro
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesHenry Merrivale, Gideon Fell, Colonel March
GenreMystery, Detective novel, Short story
PublisherHamish Hamilton (UK) & Harper (US, 1964)
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback & paperback)
Pages192 pp (1st UK)


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 III is foiled by a contemporaneous historical figure from another context.

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

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