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Nicholas Blake

(Cecil Day Lewis)
UK flag (1904 - 1972)

Nicholas Blake is the pseudonym for C. Day Lewis CBE, who was Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972, aged sixty-eight.

C. Day Lewis had an illustrious career both as an academic and as a literary figure, producing many collections of poetry, critical works, translations and novels under his own name.

C. Day Lewis married his second wife, the actress Jill Balcon, in 1951. He had four children, one of whom is the actor Daniel Day Lewis.

Genres: Mystery
Nigel Strangeways
   1. A Question of Proof (1935)
   2. Thou Shell of Death (1936)
     aka Shell of Death
   3. There's Trouble Brewing (1937)
   4. The Beast Must Die (1938)
   5. The Smiler with the Knife (1939)
   6. Malice in Wonderland (1940)
     aka The Summer Camp Mystery / The Malice with Murder
   7. The Case of the Abominable Snowman (1941)

     aka The Corpse in the Snowman

   8. Minute for Murder (1947)
   9. Head of a Traveler (1949)
   10. The Dreadful Hollow (1953)
   11. The Whisper in the Gloom (1954)
     aka Catch and Kill
   12. End of Chapter (1957)
   13. The Widow's Cruise (1959)
   14. The Worm of Death (1961)
   15. The Sad Variety (1964)
   16. The Morning After Death (1966)
   A Tangled Web (1956)
     aka Death and Daisy Bland
   A Penknife in My Heart (1958)
   The Deadly Joker (1963)
   The Private Wound (1968)
Anthologies containing stories by Nicholas Blake
Murder by the Book (2021)
Mysteries for Bibliophiles
(British Library Crime Classics)
edited by
Martin Edwards
Bodies from the Library 3 (2020)
(Bodies from the Library, book 3)
edited by
Tony Medawar
Murder at Christmas (2019)
(Vintage Murders, book 4)
edited by
Cecily Gayford

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