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Mystery Novels by Amelia Reynolds Long

Between 1936 and 1952, Amelia Reynolds Long wrote a series of mystery novels, the majority of which were published by Phoenix Press. Several of her novels appeared under the pen names Patrick Laing and Adrian Reynolds. The checklist below includes every one of Long's novels in the order that they were first published.

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Behind the Evidence
William Crawford's Visionary Publishing Company, 1936
Published under the pseudonym Peter Reynolds. This book was Long's first mystery novel and was inspired by the famous Lindbergh kidnapping. Only 75 copies were printed, and these were mostly distributed among Long's friends. Thanks to Patrick Harrigan for this information.

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The Shakespeare Murders
Phoenix Press, 1939

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Invitation to Death
Phoenix Press, 1940

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Murder Times Three
Phoenix Press, 1940

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The Corpse at the Quill Club
Phoenix Press, 1940
This novel is discussed in the reference work 1001 Midnights: The Aficionados' Guide to Detective Fiction, edited by Bill Pronzini & Marcia Muller and published by Arbor House in 1986.

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Four Feet in the Grave
Phoenix Press, 1941

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Murder by Scripture
Phoenix Press, 1942

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Murder Goes South
Phoenix Press, 1942
A serialised version of this novel was published in the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper in 1942.

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The Triple Cross Murders
Ziff-Davis, 1943

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Murder to Type
Phoenix Press, 1943

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Death Wears a Scarab
Phoenix Press, 1943

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Symphony in Murder
Ziff-Davis, 1944

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Murder by Treason
Phoenix Press, 1944

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Death Looks Down
Ziff-Davis, 1944
An abridged version of this novel appeared in the Winter 1951 issue of the pulp magazine Triple Detective.

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Death Has a Will
Phoenix Press, 1944

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If I Should Murder
Phoenix Press, 1945
Published under the pseudonym Patrick Laing.

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Stone Dead
Phoenix Press, 1945
Published under the pseudonym Patrick Laing.

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Once Acquitted
Phoenix Press, 1945

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Murder Most Foul
Phoenix Press, 1946
This novel was a collaborative effort by Amelia Reynolds Long and Edna McHugh, and was published under the pseudonym Kathleen Buddington Coxe.

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Murder from the Mind
Phoenix Press, 1946
Published under the pseudonym Patrick Laing.

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Murder By Magic
Phoenix Press, 1947

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The Shadow of Murder
Phoenix Press, 1947
Published under the pseudonym Patrick Laing.

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Formula For Murder
Phoenix Press, 1947
Published under the pseudonym Adrian Reynolds.

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It's Death My Darling
Mystery House, 1948

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The Corpse Came Back
Phoenix Press, 1949

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A Brief Case of Murder
Phoenix Press, 1949
Published under the pseudonym Patrick Laing.

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The Leprechaun Murders
Phoenix Press, 1950
Published under the pseudonym Adrian Reynolds.

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The House With Green Shudders
Phoenix Press, 1950

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The Lady Saw Red
Phoenix Press, 1951

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The Lady is Dead
Phoenix Press, 1951
Published under the pseudonym Patrick Laing.

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The Round Table Murders
Phoenix Press, 1952
Published under the pseudonym Adrian Reynolds.

Notes and acknowledgments

  1. Many thanks to Chet Williamson for providing me with bibliographic information that proved invaluable in the compiling of this checklist.
  2. Special thanks to Hiroyuki Hamano for contributing many of the images of cover art that appear here.
 

 

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