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ABEL, JOEL S. 1938- . Confirm correct year of birth. Author of one crime novel included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV.
The Jonah Game. Curtis, pb, 1973. Add setting: Bermuda. Leading character: cardplayer Bart Dodge. “It was a dangerous brand of poker ... with murder wild...”
ADAM, EVELYN. 1941- . Add as a new author entry. Pseudonym: Dylan Meave, q.v.
None Shall Know. Correct setting to: [Switzerland]
Dangerous Limelight. [England]
Sinister Playhouse. [London, theatre]
Personal Combat. [U.S.]
The Fall of Midas. Add British edition: Joseph, 1976
BARNSLEY, ALAN GABRIEL. 1916-1986. Pseudonym: Gabriel Fielding, q.v.
BARTON, TONY. Add pseudonym: M. Jack, q.v.
BATTEN, MADELEINE H. MURAT. 1911-1983. Add pseudonym: Martin Tree, q.v.
BENFIELD, ERIC. 1902-1955.
The Dead Bury the Dead. Obelisk (Paris), 1939
The Purple Sapphire, and other posthumous papers. Add U.S. edition to enlarged reprint as The Strange Papers of Dr. Blayre: Arno, 1976
-Star Stalker. (Adding the dash.)
Mind Grabber. Fearon pb, 1987 (62 pp.)
The Wet Goodbye. Fearon pb, 1986 (29 pp.)
BRANDON, JOHN G(ORDON)
Death of a Greek. [London]
BURKE, JOHN (FREDERICK)
Guilty Party. Correct publication date to: 1963
BURLESON, CLYDE W. 1934- . After leaving the US Air Force, he was a founding partner and president of an advertising agency in Texas which became one of the largest in the Southwest. Author of 15 books, three of which have been the basis for documentary specials on cable TV. Two of the books are novels included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV; see below.
The Mexican Affair. Carlyle, pb, 1979. Setting: Mexico. [Christian Miles tries to learn how his best friend drowned in a Mexican scuba-diving accident.]
Operation: Evangeline. Carlyle, pb, 1979. Add setting: ship. [A US plan to raise a sunked Soviet sub may blast open the Cold War.]
BUSH, GEORGE S(IDNEY). 1922-2005. Joint pseudonym with Parker Smith: George B. Parksmith, q.v.
CALDWELL, ALFRED BETTS
Coffee for None, as by Alfred B. Caldwell. [NYC] SC: Freddy Philpotts
Saint at the Thieves’ Picnic. (Title correction.)
The Saint Goes West. Note: The Avon, 1948, edition contains only Hollywood \ Palm Springs.
Thieves’ Picnic. Saint at the Thieves’ Picnic. (Title correction.)
Better Than Weapons. [Scotland, Sweden, Holland]
CLARK, ROBERT HENRY HARDY. 1917- . Pseudonym: Robert Hardy, q.v.
CLARKE, ARTHUR C(HARLES). 1917-2008.
CLEEVE, BRIAN (BRENDON TALBOT). 1921-2003.
Portrait of My City. Jarrolds, 1952 [Johannesburg]
CLEUGH, JAMES. 1891-1969.
CLOUSTON, J(OSEPH) STORER
The Spy in Black. [Orkney Islands]
CLUTTON-BROCK, ALAN (FRANCIS). 1904-1976.
COCKING, E(DWARD) TUSTING. 1901- .
Weep No More, Lady. [Toronto]
COOPER, HENRY ST. JOHN
-The Lost Lover. Low, 1940 [Saudi Arabia]
CRAGGS, JOHN. 1951- . Add as real name of John Mathewson, q.v., plus year of birth.
CRISP, FRANK (ROBSON)
-The Nail of Suspicion. [England]
Mystery in the Snow. [England]
-Flames of Velvet. [Vienna, Algiers]
DIXON, W(ILLMOTT) WILLMOTT. 1843-1914. (Correcting death date.)
DOLPH, JACK [JOHN M. DOLPH]. 1895-1962. (Correcting birth date, adding birth name.)
EDWARDS, ANNE (JOSEPHSON)
Child of Night = Raven Wings
ENEFER, DOUGLAS (STALLARD)
Pierhead 627. [Liverpool]
No Hope of Heaven. Kozy pb, 1962 [New York]
FIELDING, GABRIEL. Pseudonym of Alan Gabriel Barnsley, 1916-1986.
Missing or Murdered. [England]
FRASER-SIMSON, (ANNA) C(ICELY DEVENISH). 1896- .
FREUND, PHILIP (HERBERT)
-The Dark Shore. Allen, 1946; Ives Washburn, 1941 [Tangier]
Miss Pinnegar Disappears. [London]
The Sniper Murders. [England]
Terror Wears a Smile. [London]
GRIMSHAW, MARK. Add pseudonym: M. Jack, q.v.
HACKER, SHYRLE (née PEDLAR). 1910-2000. Born in San Francisco; toured US as a dancer, 1929-34. Teacher & manager of Shyrle Dance Studio, Oakland CA, 1934-45. Award for best mystery novel from Franklin Watts, Inc., 1965, for juvenile mystery, The Mystery of the Swan Ballet. Author of one gothic novel included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV. See below.
Whispers in the Dark. Manor, pb, 1976. Add setting: Nevada. “Enid looked forward to seeing her brother again at Tamarac, her childhood home ...”
The Black Hate. SC spelled Inspector Thomas Tod (not Todd), at least in this volume.
HARDY, ROBERT. Pseudonym of Robert Henry Hardy Clark, 1917- .
HARKNETT, TERRY (WILLIAMS)
The Two-Way Frame. [London]
A Lantern for Diogenes. [England]
Beat the Devil. [France] Also published as by Claud Cockburn: Penguin, 1971
Survival Run. [Arizona]
HUME, FERGUS(ON WRIGHT)
The Opal Serpent. [London]
Queens Have Died Young and Fair. [England]
JACK, M. Pseudonym of Ernest L(ionel) McKeag, 1896-1976, q.v. Other pseudonyms: Tony Barton, Mark Grimshaw, Ramon Lacroix, Roland Vane, qq.v. See also: Griff.
Switch #2. [Casablanca] (Setting correction.)
JOSEPH, ALAN. Add: Pseudonym of Jon (Joseph) Messman, 1920-2004. Under this pen name, the author of two books included in the Revised Crime Fiction IV. Series character: Logan, in both:
Killers at Sea. Belmont, pb, 1970. Setting: South Carolina. “Logan finds a dead man on the beach [leading] to danger, diamonds and death.”
Logan. Belmont, pb, 1970. Setting: Ship. [Mystery and adventure aboard the Sea Urchin.]
KNERR, MICHAEL E. 1936-1999. (Corrected dates.) For a lengthy discussion of the author’s mystery fiction, see a review of his private eye novel Travis on the Mystery*File blog. A biographical reminiscence of his life by John F. Carr can be found in this followup post. Below is a completely revised entry for the author; add the books indicated with a (*).
* Heavy Weather. Tower, pb, 1979. Setting: Ship. “On the Mexico run the Pandora carried a cargo of drugs, danger and death!”
Operation: Lust, as by M. E. Knerr. Epic, pb, 1962.
* Port of Passion, as by M. E. Knerr. Imperial, pb, 1965. Series character: Mike Travis. Setting: Mexico. [Travis tries to discover who killed a Mexican deep-sea diver.]
* Travis, as by M. E. Knerr. Series character: MikeTravis. Pike, pb, 1962. Setting: California. [Travis is hired as a PI to stop the drug trade coming up from Mexico.]
The Violent Lady. Monarch, pb, 1963.
LACROIX, RAMON. Add pseudonym: M. Jack, q.v.
LAURENCE, JOHN. John Laurence Pritchard, 1885-1968.
LINDSAY, DAVID T. Delete the dates.
Backhill Sinners. Novel pb, 1960 [Kentucky]
LYONS, ARTHUR (JR.). 1946-2008.
The Dead Are Discreet. Correct U.S. publisher to: Mason & Lipscomb
McKEAG, ERNEST L(IONEL). Add pseudonym: M. Jack, q.v.
MacKINNON, ALLAN. SC: Detective Inspector David Stanners = DS.
Danger by My Side. DS
Murder, Repeat Murder. Add SC: DS
Nine Days’ Murder. Add SC: DS
MALIM, BARBARA. 1893- .
MANN, ABBY. 1927-2008.
MARLOWE, DAN J(AMES)
Jania. Correct to: Janie
No Loose Ends. Fearon pb, 1986 (30 pp.)
The Minimum Man. Add 
MATHEWSON, JOHN. Add: pseudonym of John Craggs, 1951- , q.v. Author of one book included in the Revised Crime fiction IV. See below.
Running Scared. Robert Hale, UK, hc, 1978. A thriller set in the New Forest of southern England: “A poacher is set up to take the blame for a gamekeepers murder but escapes and goes on the run.” [Add setting.]
MAZ. Pseudonym of Alfred Leonardus Mazure, 1914-1974, q.v. Dutch cartoonist, writer and filmmaker. One comic strip creation among others, Dick Bos, was a private detective with a love for martial arts. The books, only 3” x 4” in size, were very popular in the Netherlands. They were translated into several languages, and made into a number of movies. Also the author of three books cited in the Revised Crime Fiction IV, two marginally.
Cash on Destruction. Neville Spearman, UK, hc, 1962. Add setting: Berlin.
-Pigeon Parade. Neville Spearman, UK, hc, 1961.
-Priscilla Darling. Muller, UK, 1963, hc, 95pp. Subtitled: “Being the Adventures of a Young Girl in Search of Happiness,” the tale of a heroine who goes about the world adventuring “in various states of distress and undress.”
Sherazad on a Trip. Mayflower, 1972
Sherazad Uptight. Mayflower, 1974
Welcome Sherazad. Tallis, UK, hc, 1969. Setting: London, England. “The Mystery of the Vanishing Film Starlets.” [Also shown is the cover of the Panther paperback reprint edition.]
Fatal Replay. Carlton Press, hc, 1987. “... a novel of mystery and suspense.”
MESSMANN, JON (JOSEPH) 1920-2004. Pseudonyms: Alan Joseph, q.v., Claude Nicole & Claudette Nicole (add the former). House pseudonyms: Nick Carter & Paul Richards. In the 1940s and early 50s, the author of many comic book stories for Fawcett Publications. (See this webpage for more information, noting however that in this short biography of him, his name is incorrectly given as Eric Jon Messmann.) Under his own name, the author of 18 crime and suspense novels cited in the Revised Crime Fiction IV, including seven about men’s adventure series hero Jefferson Boone, The Handyman, and six with Ben Martin, aka The Revenger. As a writer of adult westerns, Jon Messman was better known as Jon Sharpe, author of many of the early adventures of The Trailsman books, including the first one, as well as most of the Canyon O'Grady books.
Phone Call. Signet, pb, 1979. Setting: New York City, NY. Confirm/add: novelization of film: Canadian Film, as Bells, 1982; also released as Murder by Phone (scw: Michael Butler, John Kent Harrison, Dennis Shryack; dir: Michael Anderson). “A device [is developed] whereby those answering a phone can be murdered.”
Death Deal. Powell, pb, 1969. Setting: Paris, New York City. (Add the former.) [Barnett, acting as a US agent, is assigned to protect a political target in France.]
The Set-Up, as by Ben Miller. [New: Note the shortened form of his name.] Powell, pb, 1969. [Forced from his position on the Chicago PD, Barnett begins a new career as a PI in New York City.]
OVERGARD, WILLIAM. SC: Hero Haggity = HH.
Once More the Hero. Pyramid pb, 1974. HH [New York City, Africa]
Pieces of a Hero. HH
PAGE, KATHERINE HALL
The Body in the Fjord. Note: SC Faith Fairchild plays only a minor role.
PARKSMITH, GEORGE B. Joint pseudonym of George S(idney) Bush, 1922-2005, and Parker Smith. Ref for Bush: CA.
Your Sins and Mine. Beacon pb, 1961 [Michigan]
PAYNTER, T(HOMAS) C(AMBORNE). (Correcting middle name.) Correct location of Royal Military Academy to Woolwich.
-Cannon Law. [fictional country]
They Sailed on a Friday. [island in Indian Ocean]
Four Winds. [England]
PRITCHARD, JOHN LAURENCE. 1885-1968.
QUENTIN, DOROTHY. Madeleine H. Murat Batten, 1911-1983. Add pseudonym: Martin Tree, q.v.
-Forsaken Paradise. Ward, 1957 [South Pacific]
What News of Kitty? (Deleting the dash.)
RHEINGOLD, HOWARD. 1929- . SC: Eve Savage, Jonathan Emeric Anderson, Smoky Kennedy, in both titles.
1994: The Savage Report. Freeway pb, 1974 [Los Angeles] [A team of reporters uncovers a plot to use nuclear weapons to alter the balance of power in the world.]
War of the Gurus. Freeway pb, 1974. [As an evil genius makes plans for world domination, a variety of crackpot religions get caught up in the conspiracy. ]
RICHARDS, ROSEMARY. 1956- . Born in New Zealand; has worked as a primary school teacher, cardiology technician and research assistant; has lived and worked in London, Washington D.C., Glasgow, and back in New Zealand.
SANDYS, JAMES (DEL). 1885-1954. Correct name of school to: Rossall.
The Silken Shroud. No SC
SCOTT, AMANDA. SC: Lady Letitia Deverill = LD.
-Dangerous Angels. LD
-Dangerous Lady. LD
SHERER, MICHAEL L. 1942- . Pseudonym: Thomas Trueblood, q.v.
SHERER, MICHAEL W. Delete reference to Thomas Trueblood.
SMITH, GEORGE H(ARMON). Ref: CA.
The Gorgeous Devil. Newsstand Library pb, 1959 [Louisiana]
SMITH, PARKER. Joint pseudonym with George S(idney) Bush, 1922-2005: George B. Parksmith, q.v.
-The Perilous Errand. (Adding the dash.) [Persia, Acerbaijan]
-Gambler’s Girl. Delete (a Western)
TITCHENER, LOUISE. SC: Toni Credella, in “Homebody” and subsequent novels.
TREE, MARTIN. Pseudonym of Madeleine H. Murat Batten, 1911-1983. Other pseudonym: Dorothy Quentin, q.v.
-Genesis. Davies, 1937
TREETON, ERNEST A(DOLPHUS). (Adding middle name.)
TRUEBLOOD, THOMAS. Pseudonym of Michael L. Sherer, 1942- . (Correction.)
A Hidden Treasure. Correct to: A Treasure Hidden. [Minnesota, academia]
Double Jeopardy. [England]
The Juror. [London]
A Party to Murder. [England]
Rosa’s Dilemma. [England]
The Uninvited Corpse. [England]
URQUHART, FRED(ERICK BURROWS). 1912-1995.
The Last G.I. Bride Wore Tartan. Serif (Edinburgh), 1947 ss (criminous = *): But German Girls Walk Different \ Call Me Blondie \ The Dream Book \ Hunt the Slipper \ *I Married Three Actresses \ The Jolly Garcon \ The Last G.I. Bride Wore Tartan
VAIZEY, GEORGE (DE HORNE)
-The Chairman. [England]
VANE, ROLAND. Add pseudonym: M. Jack, q.v.
Out of Season. Stanley Paul, 1939 [France]
WADE, KATHLEEN (NESTA KNIGHT). SC: Detective Inspector (Hamilton) Drake, in at least those marked HD.
Crime at Gargoyles. HD
The Dark Moment. HD
WALLACE, (RICHARD HORATIO) EDGAR
The Just Men of Cordova. [London]
WALLENSTEIN, MARCEL (H.)
Merlin’s Forest. [France]
Balkan Saga. Nonfiction?
WHITE, JON MANCHIP
Hour of the Rat. Hutchinson, 1962
WILDING, LYNNE. 1941-2007.
WILLIAMS, J. X. House name.
Lust Tycoon. Nightstand pb, 1965 [Long Island]
WILSON, JEANNE (PATRICIA PAULINE)
No Medicine for Murder. [Jamaica]
WRENN, H(AROLD) A(LBERT)
Due to Expire. [England]
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