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Frederick C Davis


USA flag (1902 - 1977)

aka Murdo Coombs, Stephen Ransome

Frederick Clyde Davis (1902-1977) was an American pulp writer. He was educated at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, and became a professional writer at the age of 22. Davis wrote several novels featuring his series detective, Professor Cy Hatch. He also wrote as Murdo Coombs, Stephen Ransome and Curtis Steele. Books under his own name were published in the UK as by Stephen Ransome. Other series characters were Schyler Cole and Luke Speare.
 
Series
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Luke Speare (as by Stephen Ransome)
1. The Dealdly Miss Ashley (1950)
2. Lilies in Her Garden Grew (1951)
3. Tread Lightly, Angel (1952)
4. Drag the Dark (1953)
5. Another Morgue Heard from (1954)
     aka Deadly Bedfellows
6. Night Drop (1955)
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Steve Ransome (as by Stephen Ransome)
1. Hear No Evil (1953)
2. The Shroud Off Her Back (1953)
 
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Novels
Death Checks In (1939) (as by Stephen Ransome)
     aka Whose Corpse?
A Shroud for Shylock (1939) (as by Stephen Ransome)
Hearses Don't Hurry (1941) (as by Stephen Ransome)
Deep Lay the Dead (1942)
A Moment of Need (1947) (as by Murdo Coombs)
False Bounty (1948) (as by Stephen Ransome)
     aka I , the Executioner
The Deadly Miss Ashley (1950) (as by Stephen Ransome)
The Frazer Acquital (1955) (as by Stephen Ransome)
High Heel Homicide (1955)
The Men in Her Death (1956) (as by Stephen Ransome)
So Deadly My Love (1957) (as by Stephen Ransome)
I'll Die for You (1959) (as by Stephen Ransome)
The Unspeakable (1960) (as by Stephen Ransome)
Warning Bell (1960) (as by Stephen Ransome)
Some Must Watch (1961) (as by Stephen Ransome)
Without a Trace (1962) (as by Stephen Ransome)
Meet in the Darkness (1964) (as by Stephen Ransome)
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Omnibus
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