Dickson Carr’s The Burning Court is an atypical novel for this author, who in nearly all other cases provides a purely mundane explanation for seemingly supernatural events in his detective fiction. In this novel, the mystery centers around undead characters who create more of their kind through witchcraft or killing and reincarnation.
Christopher, Joe R.
"The Non-Dead in John Dickson Carr's The Burning Court,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 27
, Article 11.
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