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ALFRED, WILLIAM. 1922-1999. Add as a new author entry. Longtime professor in medieval studies at Harvard University, specializing in early English literature.
-Hogan’s Goat. New York City: French, 1965. [Play.] Setting: New York City, 1890. TV movie: PBS, 1971 (scw: William Alfred; dir: Glenn Jordan). “A play in blank verse about the bitter political maneuvering among Irish-Americans in Brooklyn in the late 19th century.”
ALLINGTON, MAYNARD. 1931- . Career US Air Force officer, 1951-76, when he became a writer. Author of three wartime thrillers included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. See below.
The Court of Blue Shadows. Washington: Brassey’s, hc, 1995. Updated setting: Europe, past. “A survivor of the Dachau concentration camp is haunted by his experiences [...] as he searches for retribution.” [Reviewed in the New York Times.]
The Grey Wolf. Warner, pb, 1986. [Corrected date.] Setting: Russia, World War II. “A thrilling tale of a British agent and his involvement in a military coup against Stalin, based on actual events in the USSR in 1942.”
ANDERSON, DON. 1931- . Add as a new author entry. BBC national and international television news reporter; left to form his own media, communications and web company in the 1990s.
Heatshield. Pan, UK, pb, 1990. Setting: Ireland, future. “On a secret mission in the Russian space shuttle, a cosmonaut is forced into a crash landing off the coast of Ireland.”
ANDERSON, DON. 1931- . [Note that though they share the same name and year of birth, this is not the same author as the one above.] Author of one novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. See below.
The Price We Pay... Washington: Ye Galleon Press, hc, 1998. [Corrected spelling of publisher.] Setting: Seattle WA.
ANDERSON, LINDA. 1949- . Add as a new author entry. Member of the English Department of The Open University as Reader in Creative Writing, previously at Lancaster University.
-To Stay Alive. Bodley Head, UK, hc, 1984. Setting: Belfast, Northern Ireland. “Set in the bleak months before the 1979 Republican hunger strike in Long Kesh prison.” Short listed for the Higham and Sinclair Prizes.
The Secrets of Sadie Maynard. Pocket, pb, 1999. Setting: West Virginia. [Photojournalist Memphis Maynard returns to her West Virginia hometown to solve the 1936 murder of her grandmother, Sadie Maynard.]
ARCHER, DANIEL. Add as a new author entry. Playwright. See: Walter Bullock, 1907-1953.
BAKER, KEITH. 1945- . Journalist and broadcaster in Northern Ireland; plays bass guitar in a rock band. Author of four contemporary thrillers cited in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV, including the one below.
Inheritance. Headline, UK, hc, 1996. Morrow, US, hc, 1998. Corrected setting: Northern Ireland, future. [The novel takes place 20 years after a horrific murder ends the Troubles; winner of a WH Smith Fresh Talent Award in 1996.]
BANKS, LYNNE REID. 1929- . Best-selling author for children and for adults, with over 40 to her credit. An actress in the 1950s; later one of the first women TV reporters for the BBC. Married Chaim Stephenson in 1965; presently lives in Dorset. The following constitutes her complete entry in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV, adding the title indicated by the asterisk (*).
The Killer Dies Twice. Deane, UK, pb, 1956. [3-act play]
(*) -Maura’s Angel. Dent, UK, hc, 1984. Avon, US, hc, 1998. Setting: Belfast. [Intended for younger readers.] “A touching portrait of growing up amid the upheavals in Belfast.”
BECKETT, MARY. 1926- . Ref: CA.
-Give Them Stones. Bloomsbury pb, 1987; Morrow, 1987 [Belfast]
-The Fastnet File. Goldy Angel (Ireland), 1997 [Ireland]
The Second Prison. [Northern Ireland, London]
BLAIR, ALMA. Wife of Clifford Blair, 1953-2004, q.v.
BLAIR, CLIFFORD. 1953-2004. Husband of Alma Blair, q.v.
Assault on El Tigre. Avalon, 1991
A Covenant with Life. Magnificat pb, 1987
-Looking Out. Bodley Head, 1989 [England]
-Waiting for the Sea to Be Blue. Orion, 1996 [England]
Commie Sex Trap. Boudoir, 1963
-The Journey Home. Viking (London), 1990 [Dublin]
Margin for Error. (2-act play.)
Shadow Dancer. [Belfast]
BRESLIN, THERESA. Ref: CA.
-Death or Glory Boys. Methuen, 1996
BRIDIE, JAMES. Pseudonym of Osborne Henry Mavor, 1888-1951.
The Anatomist and other plays. Constable, 1931; Smith, 1931 Plays (at least that marked * is criminous): The Amazed Evangelist \ *The Anatomist \ Tobias and the Angel
BULLOCK, WALTER. 1907-1953. Add as a new author entry.
Mr. Barry’s Etchings, with Daniel Archer. Dramatists, pb, 1950. [3-act play] “Judson Barry is an enthusiastic etcher, and as a pastime had made a marvelous imitation of a $50 bill.” First presented at the Forty-Eighth Street Theatre, New York City, on January 31, 1950; produced on TV for Kraft Television Theatre, September 3, 1952.
BURDEN, PETER. 1948- .
Warrior’s Son. NEL, 1990
Blood and Bone. [Washington D.C., Baltimore]
CHAPLIN, MICHAEL. 1951- .
Act of Betrayal. Corgi, 1988 [Australia, Northern Ireland] (Novelization of TV movie: Australian Broadcasting, 1988; scw: Michael Chaplin, Nick Evans; dir: Lawrence Gordon Clark.)
-Behind Iraqi Lines. 22 Books pb, 1993 [Iraq]
-Counterinsurgency in Aden. 22 Books pb, 1994 [Aden]
-Death on Gibraltar. 22 Books pb, 1994 [Gibraltar]
-The Desert Raiders. 22 Books pb, 1994 [North Africa, 1941]
-Dragon Light. PB (London, 1997 [Iraq]
-The Embassy Siege. 22 Books pb, 1994 [London, 1980]
The Exit Club. (Adding the “The.)
Green Light. [Northern Ireland]
-Guerrillas in the Jungle. 22 Books pb, 1993 [Malaya, 1952]
-Headhunters of Borneo. 22 Books pb, 1994 [Borneo]
-Heroes of the South Atlantic. 22 Books pb, 1993 [Falkland Islands]
-Night Fighters in France. 22 Books pb, 1994 [France, WWII]
Red Hand. [Belfast]
-SAS–Into Vietnam. 22 Books pb, 1995 [Saigon, 1966]
-Secret War in Arabia. 22 Books pb, 1993 [Oman]
-Sniper Fire in Belfast. 22 books pb, 1993 [Belfast, 1976]
Terrorism on the North Sea. 22 Books pb, 1995 [ship]
COCHRAN, JOSEPH. See: Ronald Dawson.
The Forgotten Fleet Mystery. Co-author: Albert Hayward Young-O’Brien, 1898-1983. (Correction.)
Murder in the Senate. Co-author: Helen Brawner
-The Orpheus Programme. Minerva pb, 1994
Tiananmen Square. Minerva pb, 1997 [China, Hong Kong]
COUNTRYMAN, ALBERT J. (JR.). 1957- .
-The Streets of Derry. (Author) pb (New Jersey), 1986 [Northern Ireland]
Fall When Hit. [Northern Ireland]
The Minstrel Boy. [Northern Ireland]
Who Trespass Against Us. [Northern Ireland]
DANIEL, JAMES. SC: Richard Norris = RN.
Out of the Strong. RN
They Told Me You Were Dead. Pan, 1994 RN [Belfast]
The Drumbeat of Jimmy Sands. [Northern Ireland]
DAVIS, OWEN (GOULD)
The Donovan Affair. (3-act play.)
Murder Is a Matter of Opinion, with Joseph Cochran. Performance, 1973 (Play.) [academia]
The Serpent’s Tail. [Belfast]
The Shee. Century, 1992 [Ireland]
-Crazy Paving. Touchstone (London), 1995
The Clearing. Perfect Publishing (Melbourne), 1994
DUFFAUD, BRIEGE. Born in Northern Ireland; living in Brittany.
-A Wreath Upon the Dead. Poolbeg (Dublin), 1993 [Northern Ireland]
DUNCAN, W(ILLIAM) MURDOCH
The Hooded Man. Add SC: Insp. Laurie Hume
EICKHOFF, RANDY LEE. SC: Con Edwards = CE.
The Gombeen Man. CE [Northern Ireland]
A Hand to Execute. CE
ERSKINE, MARGARET. Margaret Wetherby Williams, 1901-1984.
FAULKNER, FLORENCE (OSTERN)
-A Challenge for Two. Avalon, 1982
-Clue to Romance. Avalon, 1976
-House of Hostile Women. Avalon, 1978
-Magic Legacy. Avalon, 1984
Season of Deception. Avalon, 1981 [San Francisco]
-Three Little Words. Avalon, 1976
-Tomorrow’s Dreams. Avalon, 1987 [San Francisco]
FAULKNER, WILLIAM. SC: Gavin Stevens = GS.
Doctor Martino and other stories. Smith & Haas, 1934. British title: Collected Stories (Volume 3). Chatto, 1958 ss (at least those marked * are criminous): Beyond \ Black Music \ Death Drag \ Doctor Martino \ Elly \ Fox Hunt \ Honor \ The Hound* \ Leg \ Mountain Victory \ *Smoke (GS) \ There Was a Queen \ Turn About \ Wash
GADNEY, REG(INALD JOHN)
Just When We Are Safest. [London]
Kidnap the Emperor. 22 Books pb, 1994 [Ethiopia, 1975]
GIBSON, ELIZABETH. 1949- . Ref: CA.
-The Water Is Wide. Zondervan, 1984; Hodder pb, 1985 [Northern Ireland]
GILLETTE, WILLIAM (HOOKER)
Secret Service. (4-act play.)
No Brakes. [Northern Ireland]
HANNA, EDWARD B. 1935-2008.
HARRIS, MARK JAMES
-My Sweet Irish Rose. Minerva, 1998 [Northern Ireland]
HEALY, DERMOT. 1947- . Ref: CA.
-Fighting with Shadows; or, Sciamachy. Allison, 1984 [Northern Ireland]
Short Storm. Emperor pb (Ireland), 1991
Drink with the Devil [Northern Ireland]
Thunder Point. [England, Caribbean]
-Death Grows on You. [Northern Ireland]
HILL, PATRICK. See: Simon Weston, 1961- .
Walking Corpses. Torc pb (Dublin), 1994
HOWLEY, HENRY J(OHN). 1939- .
The Making of an Assassin. Florida: Dart pb, 1992
Gently Go Man. TV movie: BBC, 2007, as George Gently (scw; Peter Flannery; dir: Euros Lyn)
The Shape of Ice. Add [London]
-Renegades. Macdonald, 1990 [Belfast]
The Wild Colonial Boy. [Northern Ireland]
JEROME, HELEN B(RUTON). 1883- .
Charlotte Corday. Hamilton, 1937 (3-act play.)
JONES, RUSSELL CELYN
-Soldiers and Innocents. Cape, 1990
Silent City. Heinemann, 1998 [England]
KELLY, TIM J.
Merry Murders at Montmarie. [Switzerland]
Other People’s Blood [Northern Ireland]
KIRCHMAN, LINDA. Pseudonym: Linda Anderson
LANG, (ALEXANDER) MATHESON
The Purple Mask. [Paris, 1803] (Adapted from play “Le Chevalier au Masque” by Paul Armont and Jean Manoussi; see also Louise Jordan Miln.)
The Chinaman. [Northern Ireland]
LEINSTER, COLIN. 1939- . Editor of Corporate Board Member magazine.
-The Outsider. NEL pb, 1980 [Northern Ireland] Film: Cinematic Arts, 1980 (scw & dir: Tony Luraschi)
LORD, GABRIELLE (CRAIG)
Whipping Boy. Film: JNP Films, 1996 (scw: Peter Yeldham; dir: Di Drew)
A Diet of Treacle; see Pads Are for Passion
-Pads Are for Passion. Beacon, 1961. Also published as: A Diet of Treacle. Hard Case pb, 2008, as by Lawrence Block [New York City]
McCAFFREY K(EVIN) T.
Killing Time. [Dublin]
Double Kill. [Belfast]
The Sad Case of Harpo Higgins. [Dublin]
McGEOUGH, GERRY. 1958- .
The Defenders. Seesvu (Ireland), 1998 [Northern Ireland]
-Operation Pontiff. Acord pb (Ireland), 1994 [Northern Ireland]
McKINTY, ADRIAN. 1967- . Ref: CA.
Orange Rhymes with Everything. Morrow, 1997 [New York City, Northern Ireland]
MacLAVERTY, BERNARD. 1942- . Ref: CA.
-Cal. Cape, 1983; Braziller, 1983 [Northern Ireland] Film: Warner, 1984 (scw: Bernard MacLaverty; dir: Pat O’Connor)
Nights in Armour. Ulster Society pb (Northern Ireland), 1993 [Northern Ireland]
MACMULLAN, CHARLES W. KIRKPATRICK. 1889-1973. Pseudonym: C. K. Munro, q.v.
MacNAUGHT, THOMAS P. Sometimes given as: McNAUGHT, THOMAS P.
MacNAUGHTON, DON. Born in Canada; living in England.
-They Stayed a Soldier. Galago (England), 1986 [Northern Ireland]
MADDEN, DEIRDRE. 1960- . Ref: CA.
-Hidden Symptoms. Faber pb, 1988; Atlantic Monthly, 1986 [Belfast, 1969]
Once In, Never Out. Add [Iceland]
MAVOR, OSBORNE HENRY. 1888-1951. Pseudonym: James Bridie, q.v.
MICHAELS, S(ARAH) J. Byline also: Sarah Michaels, q.v.
MICHAELS, SARAH. Byline also: S. J. Michaels, q.v.
Summary Justice. [Northern Ireland, 1982]
-Tyro. [Northern Ireland]
-Blood Sisters. St. Martin’s, 1982; Women’s Press pb, 1981
All Our Fault. [Belfast]
MORRISON, DANNY. 1953- .
-West Belfast. Mercier (Dublin), 1989; Roberts Rinehart, 1995 [Belfast]
The Wrong Man. Mercier (Dublin), 1997; Roberts Rinehart, 1997 [Northern Ireland]
MUNRO, C. K. Pseudonym of Charles W. Kirkpatrick Macmullan, 1889-1973.
At Mrs. Beam’s. Collins, 1923; Knopf, 1923 (3-act play.)
NEWMAN, G(ORDON) F(RANK)
The Testing Ground. [Northern Ireland]
O’CALLAGHAN, GARETH. 1961- .
Dare to Die. Poolbeg (Dublin), 1996 [London, Dublin]
-Involved. Flamingo pb, 1995 [Ireland]
PARKER, ROBERT (BOGARDUS). Born in Newark, New Jersey; educated at Union College, Schenectady, New York; newspaperman with the New York Journal; then foreign correspondent for Associated Press, headquartered in Paris and later in Budapest; lastly United Nations bureau chief for the New York Daily News.
Headquarters Budapest. Delete (nonfiction)
PARKES, W(ILLIAM) KINETON. 1865-1938.
-Potiphar’s Wife. Milne, 1908 [England]
PATTERSON, GLENN. 1961- . Ref: CA.
-Black Night at Big Thunder Mountain. Chatto, 1995 [Paris]
-Burning Your Own. Chatto, 1988 [Belfast, 1969]
PINERO, ARTHUR WING. 1855-1934.
-The Magistrate. Heinemann, 1892; U.S. Book Co., 1892 (3-act play.)
PIRANDELLO, LUIGI. 1867-1936.
No One Knows How. French (NYC), 1949 (Play; translation of “Non Si Sa Come.” Milan, 1936.)
POWER, M(AURICE) S(TEPHEN)
A Darkness in the Eye. [Northern Ireland]
Lonely the Man Without Heroes. [Belfast]
The Price. [Northern Ireland] (Novelization of TV movie: Astramead, 1985; scw: Peter Ransley; dir: Peter Smith.)
RENWICK, ALY [ALISTAIR]
-Last Night Another Soldier. Information on Ireland (London), 1989 [Northern Ireland]
-Blood Guilt. Blackstaff (Belfast), 1994; Dufour pb, 1995
RICE, ELMER L(EOPOLD)
Cock Robin. (3-act play.)
-Cue for Passion. Dramatists, 1959 [California] (5-scene play.)
Flight to the West. Coward, 1941 [airplane] (7-scene play.)
ROLLAND, ROMAIN. 1866-1944.
-The Wolves. Random, 1937. British title: Hungry Wolves. Blackie, 1966 (3-act play.) (Translation of “Les Loups.” Paris, 1898.)
ROONEY, SEAN. 1958- .
-Early Many a Morning. Brandon (Ireland), 1994 [Northern Ireland]
A Wild Justice. Add U.S. edition: Chivers, 1992
The Only Game. [Northern Ireland]
Stand By, Stand By. Century, 1997 SC: Geordie Sharp [Belfast]
Zero Option. Correct setting to: [London, Iran]
SEAY, JAMES L.
Happy Haunting. Performance, 1973 (Play.)
SEWELL, RAS. 1944- . Pseudonym: Ron Sewell, q.v.
A Basketful of Sleepers. Pentland (Edinburgh), 1994
SEWELL, RON. Pseudonym of Ras Sewell, 1944- , q.v.
The Angel Makers. Apollonia pb (Edinburgh), 1998
SEYMOUR, (WILLIAM HERSHEL KEAN) GERALD
Field of Blood. [Belfast]
The Journeyman Tailor. [Northern Ireland]
SHAW, ROBERT (ARCHIBALD)
-The Man in the Glass Booth. Play version: Samuel French, 1968
The Marching Season. [Northern Ireland]
STEINBECK, JOHN (ERNST), (JR.). 1902-1968. Ref: CA
-Of Mice and Men. Covici-Friede, 1937; Heinemann, 1937 [California] 3-act play version: Covici-Friede, 1937. Film: United Artists, 1939 (scw: Eugene Solow; dir: Lewis Milestone). Also: MGM, 1992 (scw: Horton Foote; dir: Gary Sinise). TV movie: ABC, 1968. Also: Metromedia, 1981 (scw: Eugene Solow; dir: Reza Badiyi)
Whisper Who Dares. [Northern Ireland]
SULLIVAN, MARY ANN. 1954- . Ref: CA.
Child of War. Holiday House (NYC), 1984 [Belfast]
TANGUAY, MARY. Born in Ireland
Run with the Hare. Coram (Ottawa), 1983 [Ireland]
THOMAS, DAVID M.
Anger’s Violin. Mount Eagle pb (Ireland), 1998 [Europe]
The Judas File. Add U.S. edition: Trafalgar Square pb, 1997 [Belfast, London]
Something Doing. (The three novelets were titled in their original magazine publications as: Something Doing \ The Chap in the Inverness Cape \ Crewe Goes to Washington.)
The Two-Faced Man. Fixed up from three novelets: Missing $81,500 \ That Man Crewe \ The Two Crewes (titles from their original magazine publications).
Oracle. Gollancz, 1997 [England]
Cause of Death, with Patrick Hill. [Northern Ireland] (Adding co-author.)
Phoenix, with Patrick Hill. (Adding co-author.)
WHITE, STUART. 1947- .
The Shamrock Boy. Bodley Head, 1990 [Ireland] Film: Aegis, 2008 (scw: Stuart White; dir: Ulrich Edel)
WILLIAMS, MARGARET WETHERBY. 1901-1984.
What Goes Around. [Northern Ireland]
YOUNG-O’BRIEN, ALBERT HAYWARD. 1898-1983. See: Geoffrey Coffin.
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