Index of Classic Mystery Writers (1841 – 1965) A Work-In-Progress


Arbitrarily I’ve chosen 1965 as the year to finish my series of authors that I started compiling during these last months. Meaning I won’t take into account any author who has published after that year. I’ll try to take into account authors whose books are more or less easily available and, regretfully, I won’t consider those authors whose books are not available in English. I will appreciate your comments. Just bear in mind that this is a work-in-progress that I expect to update regularly.

Abbot, Anthony (1893 – 1952)

Allingham, Margery (1904 – 1966)

Ambler, Eric (1909 – 1998)

Anderson Frederick Irving (1877 – 1947)

Ashby, R. C. (1899 – 1966)

Bailey, HC (1878 – 1961)

Beeding, Francis (1885 – 1944/1898 – 1951)

Bell, Josephine (1897 – 1987)

Benson, E. F. (1867 – 1940)

Benson, Godfrey R. (1864 – 1945)

Bentley, E.C. (1875 – 1950)

Bellairs, George (1902 – 1982)

Berkeley, Anthony (1893 – 1971)

Biggers, Earl Derr (1884 – 1933)

Blake, Nicholas (1904 – 1972)

Borges, Jorge Luis (1899  – 1986)

Bowers, Dorothy (1902 – 1948)

Boucher, Anthony (1911-1968)

Bramah, Ernest (1868 – 1942)

Brand, Christianna (1907 – 1988)

Brock, Lynn (1877- 1943)

Brown, Fredric (1906 – 1972)

Bruce, Leo (1903-1979)

Buchan, John (1875-1940)

Bude, John (1901 – 1957)

Burton, Miles see Rhode, John

Bush, Christopher (1881 – 1973)

Cain, James M. (1892-1977)

Cannan, Joanna (1898 – 1961)

Capes, Bernard (1854 – 1918)

Carr, John Dickson (1906 – 1977)

Chandler, Raymond (1888-1959)

Chesterton, GK (1874 – 1936)

Christie, Agatha (1890 – 1976)

Cobb, G Belton (1892 – 1971)

Cole, GDH and Margaret (1889-1959/1893-1980)

Coles, Manning (1891–1959) / (1899–1965)

Collins, Wilkie (1825 – 1889)

Connington, J. J. (1880 – 1947)

Crispin, Edmund (1921 – 1978)

Crofts, Freeman Wills (1879 – 1957)

Dalton, Moray (1881 – 1963)

Dane, Clemence (1888 – 1965)

De la Torre, Lilian (1902 – 1993)

Detection Club, The

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870)

Dickson, Carter see Carr, John Dickson

Doyle, Arthur Conan (1859 – 1930)

Drax, Peter (1899 – 1941)

Eberhart, Mignon G (1899 – 1996)

Eustace, Robert (1871 – 1943)

Farjeon, J Jefferson (1883 – 1955)

Faulkner, William (1867 – 1962)

Fearing, Kenneth (1902 – 1961)

Ferrars, Elizabeth (1907 – 1995)

Fielding, A. (?? – ??)

Fletcher, JS (1863 – 1935)

Flynn, Brian (1885 – 1958)

Ford. Leslie (1898 – 1983)

Forester, C. S. (1899 – 1966)

Freeman, R Austin (1862 – 1943)

Frome, David see Ford. Leslie (1898 – 1983)

Futrelle, Jacques (1875 – 1912)

Gaboriau, Emile (1832 – 1873)

Gardner, Erle Stanley (1889 – 1970)

Gayle, Newton see Lee, Muna 

Gielgud, Val (1900 – 1981)

Gilbert, Anthony (1899 – 1973)

Gilbert, Michael (1912 – 2006)

Glauser, Friedrich (1896-1938)

Gorell, Lord (1884 – 1963)

Greene, Graham (1904 – 1991)

Hammett, Dashiell (1894 – 1961)

Hare, Cyril (1900 – 1958)

Hart, Frances Noyes (1890 – 1943)

Haynes, Annie (1865 – 1929)

Heyer, Georgette (1902 – 1974)

Hilton, James (1900 – 1954)

Hughes, Dorothy B (1904 – 1993)

Hull, Richard (1896 – 1973)

Huxley, Elspeth (1907 – 1997)

Innes, Michael (1906 – 1994)

Jepson, Edgar (1863 –1938)

Jerrold, Ianthe (1898 – 1977)

Kennedy, Milward (1894 – 1968)

King, C. Daly (1895 – 1963)

King, Rufus (1893 – 1966)

Kitchin, C. H. B. (1895 – 1967)

Knox, Ronald A. (1888 – 1957)

Lee, Muna (1895 – 1965)

Leroux, Gaston (1868 – 1927)

Limnelius, George (1886 – 1950)

Lockridge, Frances and Richard (1896-1963/1898-1982)

Lorac, ECR (1894 – 1958)

Lowndes, Marie Belloc (1868 – 1947)

MacDonald, Philip (1899 – 1980)

Macdonald, Ross (1915 – 1983)

Macdonell, A. G. (1895-1941)

Marsh, Ngaio (1899 – 1982)

Mason, A E W (1865 – 1948)

Masterman, J.C. (1891 – 1977)

McCloy, Helen (1904 – 1993)

Melville, Alan (1910 – 1983)

Millar, Margaret (1915 – 1994)

Milne, A. A. (1882 – 1956)

Mitchell, Gladys (1901 – 1983)

Morrison, Arthur (1863-1945)

Oppenheim, E Phillips (1866 – 1946)

Orczy, Baroness Emmuska (1865 –1947)

Palmer, Stuart (1905-1968)

Peck, Winifred (1882 – 1962)

Penny, Rupert (1909 – 1970)

Perry, Tyline (1897-1978)

Phillpotts, Eden (1862 – 1960)

Poe, Edgar Allan (1809 – 1849)

Porlock, Martin see MacDonald, Philip (1899 – 1980)

Post, Melville Davisson (1869 – 1930)

Postgate, Raymond (1896 – 1971)

Punshon, E.R. (1872 – 1956)

Queen, Ellery (Dannay 1905 – 1982/Lee 1905 – 1971)

Quentin, Patrick (see entry for dates)

Radford, E. & M.A. (1891-1973/1894-1990)

Rawson, Clayton (1906 – 1971)

Rhode, John (1884 – 1964)

Rice, Craig (1908 – 1957)

Rickard, Jessie Louisa (1876 – 1963)

Rinehart, Mary Roberts (1876 – 1958)

Rolls, Anthony (1886 – 1971)

Roscoe, Theodore (1906–1992)

Rutland, Harriet (1901 – 1962)

Sayers, Dorothy L (1893 – 1957)

Simenon, Georges (1903 – 1989)

Simpson, Helen (1897 – 1940)

Snow, C. P. (1905 – 1980)

Söjwall, Maj and Wahlöö, Per (1935 – 2020/1926 – 1975)

Sprigg, C St John (1907 – 1937)

Stout, Rex (1886 – 1975)

Symons, Julian (1912 – 1994)

Talbot, Hake (1900 – 1986)

Tey, Josephine (1896 – 1952)

Thynne, Molly (1881 – 1950)

Trevor Glen see Hilton, James

Upfield, Arthur (1890 – 1964)

Van Dine, S. S. (1888 – 1939)

Van Gulik, Robert (1910 – 1967)

Vickers, Roy (1889 – 1965)

Vindry, Noël (1896 – 1954)

Vivian, Francis (1906 – 1979)

Wade, Henry (1887 – 1969)

Wallace, Edgar (1875 – 1932)

Walling, R. A. J. (1869 – 1949)

Wells, Carolyn (1870 – 1942)

Wentworth, Patricia (1878 – 1961)

White, Ethel Lina (1876 – 1944)

White, T. H. (1906 – 1964)

Whitechurch, Victor L. (1868 – 1933)

Witting, Clifford (1907 – 1968)

Wilkinson, Ellen (1891 – 1947)

Wodehouse, P. G. (1881 – 1975)

Woodthorpe, R. C. (1886 – 1971)

Wynne, Anthony (1882 – 1963)

Zangwill, Israel (1864 – 1926)

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