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Elizabeth Linington


(Barbara Linington)
USA flag (1921 - 1988)

aka Anne Blaisdell, Lesley Egan, Dell Shannon

Barbara "Elizabeth" Linington (March 11, 1921 - April 05, 1988) was a prolific American novelist. She was awarded runner-up scrolls for best mystery novel from the Mystery Writers of America for her 1961 tome, Nightmare, and her 1962 entry in her Luis Mendoza series, Knave of Hearts. Regarded as the "Queen of the Procedurals," she was one of the first women to write police procedurals — a male-dominated genre of police-story writing.

Besides crime, Linington also took interest in archaeology, the occult, gemstones, antique weapons and languages

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Lieutenant Luis Mendoza (as by Dell Shannon)
   1. Case Pending (1960)
   2. Ace of Spades (1960)
   3. Extra Kill (1961)
   4. Knave of Hearts (1962)
   5. Death of a Busy Body (1963)
   6. Double Bluff (1963)
   7. The Death-Bringers (1965)
   8. Mark of Murder (1964)
   9. Root of All Evil (1964)
   10. Death by Inches (1965)
   11. Coffin Corner (1966)
   12. With a Vengeance (1966)
   13. Chance to Kill (1966)
   14. Rain with Violence (1967)
   15. Kill with Kindness (1968)
   16. Crime on Their Hands (1969)
   17. Schooled to Kill (1969)
   18. Unexpected Death (1970)
   19. Whim to Kill (1971)
   20. The Ringer (1972)
   21. Murder with Love (1972)
   22. With Intent to Kill (1973)
   23. No Holiday for Crime (1973)
   24. Spring of Violence (1973)
   25. Crime File (1974)
   26. Deuces Wild (1975)
   27. Streets of Death (1976)
   28. Appearances of Death (1977)
   29. Cold Trail (1978)
   30. Felony at Random (1979)
   31. Felony File (1980)
   32. Murder Most Strange (1981)
   33. The Motive on Record (1982)
   34. Exploit of Death (1983)
   35. Destiny of Death (1984)
   36. Chaos of Crime (1985)
   37. Blood Count (1986)
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Ivor Maddox
   1. Greenmask! (1964) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   2. No Evil Angel (1965) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   3. Date With Death (1966) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   4. Something Wrong (1968) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   5. Policeman's Lot (1969) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   6. Practice to Deceive (1971) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   7. Crime by Chance (1973) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   8. Perchance of Death (1977) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   9. No Villain Need Be (1979) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   10. Consequence of Crime (1980) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   11. Skeletons in the Closet (1982) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   12. Felony Report (1984) (as by Dell Shannon)
   13. Strange Felony (1986) (as by Dell Shannon)
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Novels
   Nightmare (1962) (as by Anne Blaisdell)
   Wine of Life (1985) (as by Lesley Egan)
   The Scalpel and the Sword (1987) (as by Dell Shannon)
   Alter Ego (1988)
   The Dispossessed (1988) (as by Dell Shannon)
   The Manson Curse (1990) (as by Dell Shannon)
   Sorrow to the Grave (1992) (as by Dell Shannon)
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Collections
   Murder by the Tale (1987) (as by Dell Shannon)
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Short stories
The Practical Joke (1966) (as by Dell Shannon)