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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Barbara Elizabeth Linington  

Pen Name: Lesley Egan, Anne Blaisdell, Dell Shannon, Egan O`Neill, W.H. Allen, Ann Blaisdell

Genre: Mystery Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: March 11, 1921 in Aurora, Illinois

Died: April 5, 1988 in Arroyo Grande, California - San Luis Obispo County

-- Barbara Elizabeth Linington on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Linington was born in Aurora in Kane County.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barbara Elizabeth Linington was a prolific American novelist. She was regarded as the "Queen of the Procedurals."

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Anglophile
ISBN: B000O0E44Y

Nelson Doubleday, Inc.. 1985

Dennis McDermott, a British spy in the middle of Dublin is in the middle of falling in love, maintaining his cover and ridding himself of a very inquisitive policeman.

The Ringer

Morrow. 1971


The Blind Search
ISBN: 0385123566

Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday. 1977

Good condition considering age of the book.

Strange Felony
ISBN: 0385232659

Doubleday. 1986

Police mystery

Alter ego

Mystery Guild. 1988

Murder by the Tale
ISBN: 0517694549

Random House Value Publishing. 1989

The Scalpel and the Sword
ISBN: 1555473083

Critics Choice Paperbacks. 1989


Runner-up scrolls for best mystery novel from the Mystery Writers of America for ''Nightmare'' and ''Knave of Hearts''.