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ADCOCK, LARRY. It is possible that this author of one book in the Revised Crime Fiction IV is also Thomas L(arry) Adcock, q.v., author of several other crime fiction novels.
CB Angel. Popular Library, pb, 1977. Add setting: cross-country US. Also add British edition: NEL, pb, 1981. Leading characters: “The Lone Ranger” = Steve Yancy and “Tonto” = Jay Banks. [A pair of truckers team up with a woman known to them only as “Foxy Lady” and a voice.]
ADCOCK, THOMAS L(ARRY). 1947- . Pseudonym: Buck Saunders; possible other byline: Larry Adcock, q.v.. Born in Detroit; a former journalist and newspaper editor before turning to writing full time. Under his own name, the author of seven police procedurals included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV, six of them with NYPD detective Neil Hockaday. Hockaday earlier appeared in a series of short stories for Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, the first of which, “Christmas Cop” (March 1986) received an MWA Edgar nomination. The second Hockaday novel, Dark Maze (Pocket, 1991), won an Edgar in 1992 for Best Original Paperback.
ADLON, ARTHUR. Pseudonym of (Harold) Keith (Oliver) Ayling, 1898-1976; other pseudonym: Kaye Ayling, qq.v. Under this pen name, among other adult fiction, the author of a marginally crime-related novel previously included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV. Add the one indicated with an asterisk (*).
(*) -Bad Girl Abroad. Chariot, US, pb, 1960, Setting: France. [Criminous and passionate adventures of an American teenager in the French Riviera.]
AGNIEL, LUCIEN (D.) 1919-1988. [Show name thus.] Served in World War II, awarded a Bronze Star; worked for the Charlotte News, the US Information Agency, Radio Free Europe, and US News and World Report. A newspaper man at heart, says his son. For more on the author and a review of the first book below, see the Mystery*File blog. Two spy adventure novels are included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV; to these add the one indicated by an asterisk below.
Code Name: “Icy.” Paperback Library, pb, 1970. [Show title thus.] Add setting: Paris. Leading character: CIA agent Fred Sherman.
Pressure Point. Paperback Library, pb, 1970. Correct setting slightly to: Taiwan, China.
ALEXANDER, JAN. Pseudonym of V. J. Banis, 1937- , q.v.; other pseudonym Lynn Benedict. Under this pen name, the author of 19 gothic/romantic suspense paperbacks included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV.
Darkwater. Pocket Books, pb, 1975. Setting: US South, 1960s. Add: also published as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007).
The Devil’s Dance. Avon, pb, 1972. Add: also published as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007).
The Glass House. Popular Library, pb, 1972. Add: also published as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007).
The Glass Painting. Popular Library, pb, 1972. Add: also published as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007).
The Lion’s Gate. Berkley, pb, 1976. Add: also published as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007).
Moon Garden. Popular Library, pb, 1972. Add: also published as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007).
Shadows. Lancer, pb, 1970. Add setting: California. “Ghosts rule a Hollywood manor with a deadly hand.”
White Jade. Popular Library, pb, 1971. Add: also published as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007).
The Wolves of Craywood. Lancer, pb, 1970. Add setting: northern California. Also add: reprinted as by V. J. Banis (Wildside Press, 2007). “…the countryside around Cray manor blazed with the legend of the werewolf.”
The Price We Pay... Correct spelling of publisher to: Ye Galleon
ANDERSON, LINDA (KIRCHMAN). Correction; not a pseudonym.
The Idiot Witness; or, Old Mortality’s Master Stroke. Aldine Detective Library #63, 1890s [New York City] (A rewrite of Old Mortality, King of Detectives; or, Piping the New York Mystery, by Young Baxter, q.v.)
The Story of a Young Lady Who Was Tricked Into Marriage and other stories. Cox (London), 1898 9ss (mostly criminous)
ARLISS, JOEN. Pseudonym of Ian Martin, q.v. Under this pen name, none under his own name, the author of five gothic or romantic suspense novels included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV, all published in a period of two years, 1979 to 1980. Series character Kate Graham appears in two of them, both of them published in the Zebra Mystery Puzzler series. (The last chapters of books in this series were sealed to keep the solutions from being read too early.)
Shadow Over Seventh Heaven. Popular Library, pb, 1980. Add setting: California (Big Sur area).
Who Was Ellen Smith? Lancer, pb, 1967. “Her husband’s past was a mystery, and her own future depended on the answer. Where could she seek help?”
The Last Enemy. Pyramid, pb, 1971. “International double-dealing in sex and revolution.”
BAIN, DONALD. (Mary) Margaret Truman, 1924-2008.
BAKER, W. J. Pseudonym: John Churchward, q.v.
BANIS, V(ICTOR) J(EROME). 1937- . Pseudonym: Jan Alexander, q.v.; other pseudonym Lynn Benedict.
_Darkwater. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Pocket, 1975).
_The Devil’s Dance. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Avon, 1972).
_The Glass House. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Popular Library, 1972).
_The Glass Painting. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Popular Library, 1972).
_The Lion’s Gate. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Berkley, 1976).
_Moon Garden. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Popular Library, 1972).
_White Jade. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Popular Library, 1971).
_The Wolves of Craywood. Previously published as by Jan Alexander (Lancer, 1970).
BARCLAY, JOHN. Pseudonym of Jack Matcha, 1919- 2003, q.v.; other pseudonym John Tanner, q.v. Under this pen name, the author of one novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. See below.
Ask for Lois. Monarch, pb, 1962. Add setting: Hollywood CA.
BARRETT, MAX. 1930- . Born in Sydney, Australia.
BARRETT, MAYE. Max Barrett, 1930- .
BESWICK, (ROBERT) EARDLEY. 1885- .
Hundreds and Thousands. Grayson, 1935 ss (with some crime): Close-Ups \ A Complete Turn \ The Dandie Dinmont Dog \ First of May \ Gas Bills \ Heart \ I Saw Him Die \ Just Temper \ A Last Ride \ Light-Eyed Dog \ The Machine \ Metal Eaters \ Nocturne \ An Order for Bottles \ Pennine \ Psychological Moments \ Rate-Fixing \ A Remembrance Day \ A Revolt \ The Silver Pyx \ Twopenny Factory \ Wind Up
BOND, EVELYN. Pseudonym of Morris Hershman, 1926- , q.v.; other pseudonyms Arnold English, Sam Victor, Jack Whiffen & Jess Wilcox. Under this pen name, the author of 21 gothic or romantic suspense novels included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV.
The Crimson Candle. Add setting: New York City, 1894. “Was Kim Atwood a murderess or the victim of a maniacal plot?”
Deadly Appearances. TV movie: Canadian Television, 2000 (scw: R. B. Carney; dir: George Bloomfield)
Murder at the Mendel. TV movie: Canadian Television, 2000, as Love and Murder; shown in the U.S. as Criminal Instincts: Love and Murder (scw: Robert Forsyth; dir: George Bloomfield)
Verdict in Blood. TV movie: Oasis International, 2002 (scw: Jeremy Hole, Janet MacLean, Andrew Wreggitt; dir: Stephen Williams)
BOYLE, ANN (PETERS). 1916- . Married James Hancock Boyle in 1938; the author of a number of romance novels and a contributor of short stories and serials to many children’s magazines. Besides the gothic paperback original below, the author of two hardcover romance novels (Avalon; 1975, 1977) included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV and indicated as having marginal crime content.
Moon Shadows. Manor, pb, 1978. Add setting: Austria.
Take Your Last Look. [New York City?]
BRAHN, LEE. Pseudonym of Charles C. Colburn, 1922-1999.
-Show Me a Lawyer. Lane (California), 1979
BROCKDEN, CHARLES. Possible pseudonym of Charles E. Fritch, 1927- ; other possible pen name: Christopher Sly, qq.v. Confirmed pen name for Mr. Fritch: Eric Thomas, q.v.
Fury in Black Lace. C arousel, pb, 1962. Setting: Miami Beach FL. Leading character: Private eye Nicholas Gamble. [Gamble is hired as a bodyguard to seven beauty contest contestants.] Note: This book is a rewrite of 7 Deadly Sinners, by Christopher Sly.
BRONTE, LOUISA. Pseudonym of Janet Louise Roberts, 1925-1984; other pseudonyms: Rebecca Danton, Janet Radcliffe, qq.v. Under this pen name, the author of 11 gothic or romantic suspense novels included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV.
Lord Satan. Avon, pb, 1972. Setting: England; 1815. Add: reprinted as by Janet Louise Roberts (Pocket, 1979).
Quite Ugly One Morning. TV movie: ITV, 2004 (scw: Stuart Hepburn; dir: Sam Miller)
The Three Hostages. TV movie: BBC, 1977 (scw: John Prebble; dir: Clive Donner)
BUCKLAND, AUDREY CHARLOTTE NELSON. 1921-2008.
BUCKLEY, WILLIAM F(RANK), JR. 1925-2008.
BURLEY, W(ILLIAM) J(OHN)
Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death. TV movie: HTV, 1993 (scw: Julia Jones; dir: Pennant Roberts)
CALIF, RUTH. Add pseudonym: Lee Calif, q.v.
Shadow Mansion. Delete here (moved to Lee Calif entry)
CALIF, LEE. Pseudonym of Ruth Calif, 1922-1998, q.v. Other pseudonym: Charlotte Lammert, q.v.
Shadow Mansion. Zebra, 1985
Harpinger’s Hunch. No SC (correction)
The Last Hero. Show the title of the Sun Dial edition as: The Last Hero: The Saint Closes the Case. Also published as: The Saint Closes the Case. Fiction Publishing pb, 1967; Hodder, 1950
CHURCHWARD, JOHN. Pseudonym of W. J. Baker, q.v. Under this pen name, none under his own, the author of one novel previously included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. To this title, add the one indicated by an asterisk below.
The Rainbow Deaths. New English Library, UK, hc, 1977. “A secret agent finds a super weapon and plot to overthrow the government in rural English village.”
* What Beck’ning Ghost? New English Library, UK, hc, 1975. US title: What Beckoning Ghost? (Berkley, 1977). Setting: England. [A ghost story spanning over a hundred years in time, with murder at the root.]
_What Beckoning Ghost? Berkley, US, pb, 1977. See What Beck’ning Ghost?
Sweet and Deadly. [Los Angeles]
Mambo to Murder. [San Diego]
Head Case. TV movie: London Weekend Television, 1993, as Anna Lee: Headcase (scw: Andrew Davies; dir: Colin Bucksey)
COHEN, OCTAVUS ROY
The Light Shines Through. Little, 1928
COLBURN, CHARLES C. 1922-1999. Pseudonym: Lee Brahn, q.v.
COLE, G(EORGE) D(OUGLAS) H(OWARD) and MARGARET (ISABEL POSTGATE) COLE
Disgrace to the College. [Oxford]
Pokerface. TV serial: Australian Broadcasting, 1986 (scw: Bill Garner; dir: Richard Sorell)
Bay City. [Cardiff]
DANBY, H(ANNAH) C(ECILY). 1906-1975.
-Clang on the Anvil. [England]
-Sleeping Dogs Laugh. [England]
DANTON, REBECCA. Pseudonym of Janet Louise Roberts, 1925-1984; other pseudonyms: Louisa Bronte, Janet Radcliffe, qq.v. Under this pen name, the author of four gothic or romantic suspense paperbacks included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV.
Black Horse Tavern. Popular Library, pb, 1972. Add: reprinted as by Janet Louise Roberts (Pocket, 1980). Add setting: Boston; 1773.
Ship of Hate. Dell, pb, 1977. Setting: Ship. Add: reprinted as Lovers and Liars, as by Janette Radcliffe (Dell, 1979).
DAVIDSON, JOHN. Pseudonym of Charles Nuetzel, 1934- .
Delete: Blues for a Dead Lover. (Uptown, pb, 1962.) No crime content. [A jazz musician goes on a book-long binge when his girl friend dies in a plane accident.]
DEVON, LYNN. Pseudonym of David A. Kaufelt, 1939- , q.v. Under this pen name, the author of one romantic suspense novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. See below.
Jade. Gold Medal, pb, 1978. Add setting: Long Island, NY [Sag(g) Harbor], 1850. “…a beautiful young bride [is] abandoned on her wedding night.”
DIAMOND, STEPHEN (ARTHUR). 1946-2006. Born in Panama; educated at Columbia University.
DILNOT, FRANK (BUCKLAND)
Scoundrel Mark. [London]
DOMBROWSKI, BARBARA. 1944- . Pseudonym: Barbara Pierce, q.v.
ENEFER, DOUGLAS (STALLARD)
Girl in Arms. SC: Dale Shand (Correction.)
Murder Sees the Light. TV movie: CBC, 1986 (scw: Howard Engel; dir: Harvey Hart)
The Suicide Murders. TV movie: CBC, 1985 (scw: Howard Engel; dir: Graham Parker)
If You Have Tears. Also published as by Howard Browne: Gryphon pb, 1998
FAIRWEATHER, NANCY. House name (correction).
Shadows on the Moon. (By David Houston, 1938- .) (Correction.)
Fools Walk In. Correct U.S. publication date to: 1951
Double Feature. [Alaska, California, New Mexico]
Quiet As a Nun. TV serial: Thames Television, 1978 (scw: Julia Jones, Philip Mackie; dir: Moira Armstrong)
FRAZER, ANDREW. Stephen Marlowe, 1928-2008.
FREUND, PHILIP. 1909-2007.
The Trouble with Ava. [Reno]
FRITCH, CHARLES E(DWARD). 1927- . Add pseudonym Eric Thomas, q.v. Other possible pen names: Charles Brockden, Christopher Sly, qq.v. For many years editor of Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine, beginning in 1979. Under his own name, a science fiction writer and the author of one private eye novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV.
_Negative of a Murder. Sydney, Australia: Phantom, pb, 1960. See: Negative of a Nude (Ace 1959).
Negative of a Nude. Ace, pb, 1959. Australian title: Negative of a Murder (Phantom, 1960). Setting: Los Angeles, CA. Add series character: Hollywood private eye Mark Wonder. Rewritten as Strip for Murder, by Eric Thomas (Kozy, 1960). As described by James Reasoner on his blog: “Mark Wonder […] is hired to recover some blackmail photos.”
The Blind Date. TV movie: London Weekend Television, 2000 (scw: Simon Booker; dir: Nigel Douglas)
A Question of Guilt. TV movie: BBC, 1993 (scw: Ted Whitehead; dir: Stuart Orme)
Trial by Fire. TV movie: East Wind/Matrix, 1999 (scw: T. R. Bowen; dir: Patrick Lau)
-Slay Ride. Zebra, 1994
Wicked. Delete title (does not appear to exist)
The Romance of a Coalpit. Eden (London), 1892
The Public Enemy. Note: The novelization was hurriedly and badly done by an anonymous writer hired by the studio to establish the copyright.
GOODIS, DAVID (LOEB)
Street of No Return. [Philadelphia?]
The Rose Medallion. TV serial: BBC, 1981 (scw: John Foster; dir: Peter Ellis)
GRESHAM, STEPHEN (LEROY). 1947- . Add pseudonym: J. V. Lewton, q.v. Other pen name: John Newland. Author of many novels of supernatural horror, mystery and suspense, three of which are included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV, two marginally. The author presently lives in Auburn, Alabama, where he teaches creative writing at Auburn University.
-Midnight Boy. Zebra, pb, 1987.
Rockabye Baby. Zebra, pb, 1984. “He rocked them into eternal sleep with a lullaby of death.”
-Runaway. Zebra, pb, 1988.
GREY, EVELYN. Pseudonym of Susan Leslie Liepitz, 1954- , q.v. Add as a new author entry. SC: Serena Miles Camberleigh, in both titles. Both were published as thick Gothic romances at nearly the end of the genre’s period of popularity. (Averaging over 400 pages long, they may have been the longest Gothics ever published.)
Camberleigh. Berkley, pb, 1985. Setting: England, past.
Mayfair. Berkley, pb, 1986. Setting: England, past.
HAMRICH, SAMUEL J., JR. 1929-2008.
HARDY, LINDSAY (JOHN)
The Nightshade Ring. (Novelization of the Australian radio serial, “Deadly Nightshade,” 1951.)
Requiem for a Redhead. (Novelization of the Australian radio serial, “Dossier on Dumetrius,” 1951.)
Show No Mercy. (Novelization of the Australian radio serial, “26 Hours,” 1952-3.)
HARRIS, DETECTIVE NICK. 1882-1943.
HARTE, HOLLY. Pseudonym of Arlene S. Hodapp, 1948- .
-Danger’s Angel. Zebra, 1996 [Texas]
HASTIE, EDMUND (WILLIAM). 1984- . (Correcting birth date.)
HAWKE, SIMON. SC: Wyndrune, Kira, Billy and/or Modred, in all Wizard titles.
HELBURNE, ROGER G. Pseudonym of Egon Lehrburger, 1904-1990.
Chase Across Europe. Longmans, 1941 [Europe]
HENDERSON, DONALD (LANDELS). 1905-1947.
HENZELL, PERRY. 1936-2006.
-Power Game. Ten-A pb (Jamaica), 1982 [Caribbean]
HERSHMAN, MORRIS. 1926- . Pseudonym: Evelyn Bond, q.v.; other pseudonyms Arnold English, Sam Victor, Jack Whiffen & Jess Wilcox. Under his own name, the author of three mystery novels included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV.
HODAPP, ARLENE S. 1948- . Pseudonym: Holly Harte, q.v.
Edge of Betrayal. [England] (Deleting the dash.)
The Silent Image. (Deleting the dash.)
Children! Children! Film: Hemdale, 1986, as Twisted (scw: Glenn Kershaw, Bruce Graham; dir: Adam Holender)
HOUSTON, DAVID. 1938- . See: Nancy Fairweather.
HOUSTON, ROBERT (WADE). Ref: CA.
HUFFORD, SUSAN. 1940-2006. Add year of death. Actress and singer; appeared in the Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof, 1970-72, with various theatrical touring companies, and on television. Married for many years to daytime television star Michael Zaslow, who died of ALS in 1998. The author of eight gothic or romantic suspense novels included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. Series character Hilda Hughes, a professor of literature at the University of Michigan, appears in at least five of them.
Melody of Malice. Add setting: London, and SC: Hilda Hughes. “The devil himself seemed to play the keyboard of horror…”
The Scarlet Imperial. Delete reference to this title, used only for a magazine version. First book publication was as Kiss for a Killer.
HUGHES, G(WILYM) F(IELDEN). 1899- .
Bar Sinister. Chapman, 1947 [London]
Corpses Never Argue. U.S. edition: Ramble House pb, 2008
IRWIN, THEODORE D.
Collusion. Delete reference to film Age of Indiscretion.
The Dark Secret of Hunters Hall. (Title correction.)
KAUFELT, DAVID A(LLAN). 1939- . Pseudonym: Lynn Devon, q.v. Under his own name, the author of five novels included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV, including three with series character Wynsome “Wyn” Lewis, a real-estate broker living on Long Island.
KEOGH, THEODORA [THEODORA ROOSEVELT KEOGH O’TOOLE RAUCHFUSS]. 1919-2008.
-The Other Girl. Macfadden, 1967 [Los Angeles]
-Street Music. Farrar, 1951; Davies, 1952 [Paris]
KIRCHMAN, LINDA. Delete entry.
Room to Swing. Add [New York City]
LAMMERT, CHARLOTTE. Add pseudonym: Lee Calif, q.v.
LAMONT, STEWART (JACKSON). Adding middle name.
LANDELS, D. H. Donald (Landels) Henderson, 1905-1947.
LEHRBURGER, EGON. 1904-1990. Pseudonym: Roger G. Helburne, q.v.
LEITE, GEORGE THURSTON. 1920-1985. Joint pseudonym with Jody Scott, 1923-2007: Scott Thurston, qq.v. Under this pen name the co-author of one crime novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. Owner of Daliel’s Bookstore in Berkeley, editor of Circle Magazine, and a long-time publisher.
LESLIE, EDWARD. Pseudonym of Leslie Edward Sellicks, 1902- , q.v. Author of three works of crime fiction included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV, one marginally:
The Red Slayer. Herbert Jenkins, UK, hc, 1929.
The Seventh Entanglement. Herbert Jenkins, UK, hc, 1930. Add setting: England.
-White Man's Prestige. Frederick Warne, UK, hc, 1939.
LEWTON, J. V. Pseudonym of Stephen (Leroy) Gresham, 1947- , q.v. Other pseudonym: John Newland, q.v. Add as a new author entry. Both books below are horror/mystery novels intended for younger readers.
Called to Darkness. Zebra, pb, 1995.
Just Pretend. Zebra, pb, 1994.
Mystic Memories. Jove, pb, 1998. Time travel romance. Setting: Present/past (1833). Leading character: psychic private investigator Cara Edwards, who is hired to trace a young boy who has disappeared on a restored sailing ship.
Melyonen. [England, 1600s]
The Napoleon Ring. [England, early 1800s]
No Pockets in a Shroud. [California]
McKEAG, ERNEST L(IONEL). SC: Michael Dale = MD.
The Man from the Gallows, and Criminal Gratitude. 2 stories, both with MD (Show publication date as 1934.)
McKEMMISH, JAN(NETTE). 1950-2007.
MARTIN, IAN. Pseudonyn: Joen Arliss, q.v.
MATCHA, JACK (B.) 1919-2003. Pseudonyms: John Barclay, John Tanner, qq.v. Born in New York City; degrees from Columbia (1942) and USC (1959). A reporter with the Baltimore Sun; playwright and TV writer in the 1970s. Taught at Los Angeles Southwest College circa 1978. Under his own name the author of one crime novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV.
Prowler in the Night. Gold Medal, US, pb, 1959. Digit, UK, pb, 1959. Setting: Los Angeles, CA.
MAKIN, W(ILLIAM) J(AMES)
Red Mask. [South Africa]
MARLOWE, STEPHEN. 1928-2008.
MARSH, REGINALD. 1926-2001.
The Death Is Announced. Evans, 1966 (3-act play.)
MAYER, EDWARD E. Robert L. Moore, Jr., 1925-2008.
MERRICK, GORDON. 1916-1988. Actor from 1938 to 1941; journalist from 1941 to 1944 with the Washington Star, Baltimore Evening Sun, and New York Post. Beginning in 1947 the author of 14 novels, including three cited in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV, one marginally; to this list add the one below:
The Strumpet Wind. William Morrow, hc, 1947. Reprinted as The Night and the Naked, (Pop. Library, 1952). Setting: France, 1944. [Espionage novel and love story “told against the turmoil of occupied France during the Second World War.”]
_The Night and the Naked. Popular Library, pb, 1952. See: The Strumpet Wind (Morrow, 1947).
MILLER, SIGMUND (STEPHEN). 1910-1998. (Birth date correction.)
MORGAN, BRYAN S(TANFORD). (Correction; show name thus.)
Vain Citadels. [England]
MILLS, HUGH (TRAVERS). 1906-1971.
MOORE, ROBERT L., JR. 1925-2008.
MOORE, ROBIN. Robert L. Moore, Jr., 1925-2008.
Death on the Agenda. [Scotland]
NEWLAND, JOHN. Add pseudonym: J. V. Lewton, q.v.
NORTON, (FRANK ROWLAND) BROWNING. 1909-1989. Born in Ohio; reporter and editor for the Youngstown Vindicator, 1941-1959. Professor of journalism, Ohio State University, 1959-71. Short story writer and co-author of one mystery novel previously included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. To this add the title marked with an asterisk below.
I Prefer Murder (with Charles A. Landolf). Graphic, pb, 1956. Phantom, Sydney, Australia, pb, 1957.
* Tidal Wave, Ace, pb, 1960. Setting unknown: “Lake Iroquois.” [A man investigates the death of his brother by drowning.]
ØVSTEDAL, BARBARA KATHLEEN. 1925- . Pseudonyms: Barbara Paul, q.v., Barbara Douglas & Rosalind Laker.
PAUL, BARBARA. Pseudonym of Barbara Kathleen Øvstedal, 1925- , q.v.; other pseudonyms: Barbara Douglas & Rosalind Laker. Under this pen name, none under her own, the author of four romantic suspense novels included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. [Note: This Barbara Paul is not the same author as American mystery writer Barbara (Jeanne) Paul, 1931- , who wrote the “Sgt. Marian Larch” detective novels, among many others.]
The Seventeenth Stair. Macdonald, UK, hc, 1975. St. Martin’s, US, hc, 1975. Setting: France; past (add the latter; appears to be late 1800s, given references to carriages, steam-packets and tram rails). [The cover shown is that of the Ballantine paperback reprint.]
PAUL, ELLIOT (HAROLD)
I’ll Hate Myself in the Morning, and Summer in December. Note: The first story was also published by itself: I’ll Hate Myself in the Morning. Bonded pb, 1946
The Lucky Policeman. U.S. edition: Ramble House pb, 2008
Sealed Room Murder. U.S. edition: Ramble House pb, 2007
PETERSON, AUDREY. Audrey Charlotte Nelson Buckland, 1921-2008.
PIERCE, BARBARA. Pseudonym of Barbara Dombrowski, 1944- .
A Desperate Game. Zebra, 2000 [England, early 1800s]
POLLARD, FRANK. 1906-1986.
-Virtue Undone; or, The Carefree Smuggler. Richards, 1930 [past]
POOLE, HELEN LEE
The House of Clouds. [New Mexico] (Possibly written by Lee Edwin Wells, 1907-1982, q.v.)
PRESCOTT, E. LIVINGSTON
A Mask and a Martyr. (Deleting the dash.)
RADCLIFFE, JANETTE. Pseudonym of Janet Louise Roberts, 1925-1984; other pseudonyms: Louisa Bronte & Rebecca Danton, qq.v. To three romance titles included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV as marginally crime-related, add the following:
_Lovers and Liars. Dell, pb, 1979. Previously published as Ship of Hate as by Rebecca Danton.
RATHBONE, JULIAN (CHRISTOPHER). 1935-2008. SC: Renate Fechter = RF.
Accidents Will Happen. RF
The Brandenburg Concerto. RF
RICH, A(RTHUR) T. [Show byline thus.] Author of one detective novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. See below.
The Curate Finds the Corpse. Bear Hudson, UK, pb, 1945. Setting: England.
RICHARDS, LEE. See also: Helen Lee Poole.
RIDGWAY, JASON. Stephen Marlowe, 1928-2008.
RITSON, JOHN. Douglas Gordon Baber, 1918-1963.
ROBBE-GRILLET, ALAIN. 1922-2008.
ROBERTS, JANET LOUISE. 1925-1984. Pseudonyms: Louisa Bronte, Rebecca Danton & Janette Radcliffe. Under several pen names as well as her own, the author of many gothic and romantic suspense novels. [A short profile of this author, including a complete bibliography, appears on the Mystery*File blog.]
_Black Horse Tavern. Pocket, pb, 1980. Add as a new title under this byline; previously published (Pop. Library, 1972) as by Rebecca Danton, q.v. Setting: Boston; 1773.
_Lord Satan. Pocket, pb, 1979. Add as a new title under this byline; previously published (Avon, 1974) as by Louisa Bronte, q.v.
ROSS, CLARISSA. Pseudonym of W. E. D. Ross, 1912-1995, q.v.; other pseudonyms: Laura Frances Brooks, Lydia Colby, Rose Dana, Jan Daniels, Diane Randall, Ellen Randolph, Dan Ross, Dana Ross & Marilyn Ross. Under this pen name, the author of a long list of approximately 45 books included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV, most of them gothics or romantic suspense novels. Add the one indicated with an asterisk below:
Jade Princess. Pyramid, pb, 1977. Title correction, deleting the “The.” Setting: Hong Kong.
* Summer of the Shaman. Warner, pb, 1982. Setting: Vermont. “Out of the past a dark curse threatens her dreams … her life.”
_Dark of the Moon. Macfadden, pb, 1969. Previously published as by W. E. D. Ross.
ROSS, W(ILLIAM) E(DWARD) D(ANIEL). 1912-1995. Pseudonym: Clarissa Ross, q.v.; other pseudonyms: Laura Frances Brooks, Lydia Colby, Rose Dana, Jan Daniels, Diane Randall, Ellen Randolph, Dan Ross, q.v., Dana Ross & Marilyn Ross. At one point in his career, Mr. Ross reported his total output as being 323 novels and 600 short stories. His novels were largely gothic thrillers, nurse romances, and western adventures; as Marilyn Ross, his wife’s name, perhaps best known as a long list of Dark Shadows paperbacks based on the popular daytime soap opera.
Dark of the Moon. Arcadia House, hc, 1968. Setting: New York; 1869 (add the latter). Later published as by Dan Ross (Macfadden, 1969).
ST. CLAIR, ELIZABETH
Mansion in Miniature. [Massachusetts]
SALVATO, SHARON ANN (née JOSEPH). 1938- . Author of at least six novels under her own name, three of which are included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. The first two listed below are gothic romances, the third historical fiction. Four additional historical romances were written with Cornelia M. Parkinson as Day Taylor.
Briarcliff Manor. Stein & Day, hc, 1974. Setting: New York, 1867 (add the latter). [Shown is the cover of the Dell paperback reprint.]
The Meredith Legacy. Stein & Day, hc, 1975.
Scarborough House. Stein & Day, hc, 1975. Collins, UK, hc, 1976.
SCOTT, AMANDA. Add as a new author entry. Pseudonym of Lynne Scott-Drennan, 1944- , q.v. Under this pen name, the author of some 40 romance novels, many of them Regencies. The titles below appear to have at least marginal crime content.
-The Bawdy Bride. Pinnacle, pb, 1996. Setting: England, 1800s. [Who is responsible for the mysterious events at Lord St. Ledgers’s ancestral estate – including the suspicious death of his brother, the duke?]
-Dangerous Angels. Pinnacle, 1997. Setting: England, 1829. SC: Lady Letitia Deverill, in a non-leading role.
SCOTT, JODY. 1923-2007. Add year of death. Full name: Jody Hugelot Scott Wood. Born Joann Margaret Huguelet. “Mr. Scott came later closely followed by Mr. Wood.” Joint pseudonym with George Thurston Leite: Thurston Scott, qq.v. Under her own name, the author of two sf/fantasy novels, Passing for Human and I, Vampire.
SCOTT, THURSTON. Joint pseudonym of George Thurston Leite & Jody Scott, 1923-2007, qq.v. Correct full name of the latter to Jody Huguelet Scott Wood, q.v., and add year of death. Under this pen name the author of one crime novel included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV. See below.
Cure It with Honey. Harper & Bros., hc, 1951. Setting: California. Also published as: I’ll Get Mine (Popular Library, 1952). [Confirm this later retitling.]
_I’ll Get Mine. Popular Library, pb, 1952. See: Cure It with Honey (Harper, 1951). “She loved men, money and marijuana.”
SCOTT-DRENNAN, LYNNE. 1944- . Pseudonym: Amanda Scott, q.v. Born and currently living in California, prolific writer of romance fiction, under both her name and her pen name.
SEATON, STUART (HENRY). 1927-1987. (Deleting question marks on middle name and death date.)
SELLICKS, LESLIE EDWARD. 1902- . Pseudonym: Edward Leslie, q.v.
The Black Scorpion. [London] (Setting correction.)
SHERLOCK, A. B.
Red Darkness. [Australia]
SIDAR, ALEXANDER G. III. 1945- . Probably known as Sandy Sidar III. See: Marshall Macao.
SIDAR, SANDY III. Probably Alexander G. Sidar III, 1945- . See: Marshall Macao.
SLY, CHRISTOPHER. Possible pseudonym of Charles E. Fritch, 1927- ; other possible pen name: Charles Brockden; qq.v. Confirmed pen name for Mr. Fritch: Eric Thomas, q.v.
7 Deadly Sinners. Athena, pb, 1961. Setting: Los Angeles CA. Series character: Private eye Christopher Sly. [Sly is hired as a bodyguard to seven beautiful movie starlets.] Note: This book was rewritten as Fury in Black Lace, by Charles Brockden.
Back to Eden. (Deleting the dash.)
STACPOOLE, H(ENRY) DeVERE
The Tales of Mynheer Amayat. [Java] (Setting correction.)
Told at Random. Mills, 1927 ss (criminous = *): Cross Channel \ Encore \ “I Pay Telegram!” \ *The Little People \ Midnight \ Mimosa \ Silver Arrow \ Simon \ Souls \ The Unexpected \ Vindication \ White Water
TACK, ALFRED. SC: Detective Insp. Horace Frayley and George Brent = F&B.
Killing Business. [New York] SC: John Harley
A Murder Is Staged. SC: F&B
The Test Match Murder. SC: F&B
TANNER, JOHN. Pseudonym of Jack Matcha, 1919-2003, q.v. Other pseudonym: John Barclay, q.v. Under this pen name the author of two books included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV, the first one of which is to be deleted:
Delete: Gambler’s Girl. Athena, pb, 1961. [The book is a western.]
The Killer Came Naked. Brandon House, pb, 1974.
THAMES, C. H. Stephen Marlowe, 1928-2008.
THOMAS, ERIC. Add: pseudonym of Charles E. Fritch, 1927- , q.v. Other possible pen names: Charles Brockden, Christopher Sly, qq.v Under this pen name, the author of two novels included in the (Revised) Crime Fiction IV; see below:
Psycho Sinner. Athena, pb, 1961. Add series character: Hollywood private eye Mark Wonder. Says James Reasoner on his blog: “Mark Wonder is hired by beautiful starlet Silvi McClair to find out who’s trying to kill her.”
Strip for Murder. Kozy Books, pb, 1960. Add setting: Los Angeles, CA. Series character: private eye Christopher Sly. [Sly is hired by a stripper to recover some photos she’d posed for.] According to James Reasoner on his blog, this book is “a very loose rewrite of Negative of a Nude” (Ace, 1959), written under the author’s own name.
Savage Night. [New York]
THURLO, AIMEE (SALSEDO)
Blackening Song, with David Thurlo. SC: Ella Clah
TRAVERS, HUGH. Hugh (Travers) Mills, 1906-1971.
Murder in Silk. U.S. edition: Ramble House pb, 2007
TRIMBLE, LOUIS (PRESTON)
The Smell of Trouble. [Idaho, Spokane]
TRUMAN, (MARY) MARGARET. 1924-2008.
In the Bride’s Mirror. (Deleting the dash.)
The Left Lady. Reilly, 1926; Ward, 1929 [Pennsylvania]
TYLER, W. T. Samuel J. Hamrich, Jr., 1929-2008.
WALLACE, (RICHARD HORATIO) EDGAR
The Forger. [London]
The Man at the Carlton. [London, Scotland]
The Secret House. [London]
WALTERS, HANK. Add as a new author entry.
Hood’s Mistress. Novel Books, pb, 1961.
Lucky Rape. Novel Books, pb,1960. Setting: Maine. [Tough noirish novel about hoodlums, bank robbery, rape and other assorted criminal activity.]
WELLES, ELISABETH. SC: Jannine West (corrected spelling).
Captain’s Walk. SC: Jannine Austin (before marriage)
WELLES, (GEORGE) ORSON
The Lives of Harry Lime. Add U.S. edition: Pocket Books, 1952
WELLS, LEE EDWIN. See also: Helen Lee Poole.
WHITNEY, PHYLLIS A(YAME). 1903-2008.
WILLS, (MAITLAND) CECIL M(ELVILLE)
Fatal Accident. U.S. edition: Ramble House pb, 2007
WINSOR, G. McLEOD
Once Bitten (And What Ensued). (Show title thus.) [England]
The Devil’s Daughter. [New Mexico]
WOOD, JODY HUGUELET SCOTT. See Jody Scott.
Death at Nostalgia Street. U.S. edition: Ramble House pb, 2008
It Leads to Murder. U.S. edition: Ramble House pb, 2008
Dumb Witness. [Northern Ireland]
Saddle a Killer. [Northern Ireland]
Spider’s Parlour. [Mediterranean Island] (Setting correction.)
YARBRO, CHELSEA QUINN
Cat’s Claw, as by C. Q. Yarbro
Music When Sweet Voices Die. False Notes, as by C. Q. Yarbro
Ogilvie, Tallant & Moon. Bad Medicine, as by C. Q. Yarbro
Poison Fruit, as by C. Q. Yarbro
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