H. C. Bailey
Henry Christopher Bailey (1878–1961) was an English author of detective fiction. Bailey wrote mainly short stories featuring a medically qualified detective called Reggie Fortune. Fortune's mannerism...
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Achmed Abdullah
Achmed Abdullah (12 May 1881 – 12 May 1945) was an American writer. He is most noted for his pulp stories of crime, mystery and adventure. He wrote screenplays for some successful films. He was the au...
John Bonett
John Bonett was the pen name of John Hubert Arthur Coulson (10 August 1906 – 21 January 1989), an English author, best known for numerous mystery and detective novels written in collaboration wi...
Kathleen Freeman (classicist)
Kathleen Freeman (22 June 1897 – 21 February 1959) was a British classical scholar and (under the pseudonym Mary Fitt) author of detective novels. She was a Lecturer in Greek at the University College...
Robert Barnard
Robert Barnard (23 November 1936 - 19 September 2013) was an English crime writer, critic and lecturer.
Born in Essex, Barnard was educated at the Colchester Royal Grammar School and at Balliol Co...
Derek Raymond
Robert William Arthur Cook (12 June 1931 – 30 July 1994), better known since the 1980s by his pen name Derek Raymond, was an English crime writer, credited with being a founder of British noir.
T...
Father Brown
Father Brown is a fictional character created by English novelist G. K. Chesterton. Chesterton based the character on Father John O'Connor (1870–1952), a parish priest in Bradford who was involved in ...
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Michael Kenyon
Michael F. Kenyon (June 26, 1931 – May 29, 2005) was a British author of crime novels. Author of more than 20 humorous mystery novels, he was one of the first in the field of spoof-espionage st...
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Janet Quin-Harkin
Janet Quin-Harkin (born 24 September 1941, Bath, Somerset) is an author best known for her mystery novels for adults written under the name "Rhys Bowen".
Quin-Harkin graduated from the University ...
Donald Serrell Thomas
Donald Serrell Thomas (born 1926) is an English author of (primarily) Victorian-era historical, crime and detective fiction, as well as books on factual crime and criminals, in particular several acad...
Peter Van Greenaway
Peter Van Greenaway (1929 in London – 1988) was a British novelist, the author of numerous thrillers with elements of horror and satire.He was born and educated in London, worked briefly in commercial...
Ruth Downie
Ruth Downie, British author best known for her mysteries featuring the “reluctant sleuth”, Gaius Petreius Ruso that are placed in the Roman world.
Adrian Conan Doyle
Adrian Malcolm Conan Doyle (19 November 1910 – 3 June 1970) was the youngest son of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his second wife Jean, Lady Doyle or Lady Conan Doyle. He had two siblings, sister Jean an...
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Edgar Wallace
Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1 April 1875 – 10 February 1932) was an English writer.Born into poverty as an illegitimate London child, Wallace left school at 12. He joined the army at 21 and was a w...
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Guy Thorne
'Guy Thorne was the pen name of Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull (1875 - 9 January 1923), a prolific English journalist and novelist best known for his novel When It Was Dark: The Story of A Great Cons...
Edmund Clerihew Bentley
E. C. Bentley (full name Edmund Clerihew Bentley; 10 July 1875 – 30 March 1956) was a popular English novelist and humorist of the early twentieth century, and the inventor of the cleri...
Simon Tolkien
Simon Mario Reuel Tolkien (born 12 January 1959) is a British barrister and novelist. He is the grandson of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the eldest son of Christopher Tolkien.
Simon was born in Oxford on...
Greenway Estate
Greenway is an estate on the River Dart near Galmpton in Devon, England. Once the home of famed mystery author Agatha Christie, it is now owned by the National Trust.
It was first mentioned in 14...
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Agatha Christie indult
The "Agatha Christie indult" is a nickname applied to the permission granted in 1971 by Pope Paul VI for the use of the Tridentine Mass in England and Wales. "Indult" is a term from Catholic canon law...
Victor Whitechurch
Victor Lorenzo Whitechurch (12 March 1868 – 25 May 1933) was a Church of England clergyman and author.He wrote many novels on different themes. He is probably best known for his detective stori...
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Maurice Procter
Maurice Procter (born 4 February 1906 – 1973) was an English novelist. He was born in Nelson, Lancashire, England.
Maurice Procter was born in Nelson, Lancashire, on 4 February 1906. His parents w...
The Chesterton Review
The Chesterton Review is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture (Seton Hall University). It was established in 1974 to promote an interest in all a...
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Patricia Wentworth
Patricia Wentworth (born Dora Amy Elles; November 10, 1878 - January 28, 1961) was a British crime fiction writer.She was born in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand, India (then the British Raj). She was educated...
Andrew Osmond
Andrew Osmond (born 4 March 1967) is a contemporary British novelist.
Osmond is the author of cult fiction titles such as Big Fish (2004), High (2004) and Young British Slacker (2006). Big Fish wa...
Gladys Mitchell
Gladys Mitchell (21 April 1901 – 27 July 1983) was an English author best known for her creation of Mrs. Bradley, the heroine of 66 detective novels. She also wrote under the pseudonyms Stephen Hockab...
Susan Moody
Susan Moody (born 1940 in Oxford) is the principal nom de plume of Susan Elizabeth Horwood, an English novelist best known for her suspense novels. On her marriage to Professor John Dalgleish Donaldso...