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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Phyllis A Whitney  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Romance

Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1903 in Yokohama, Japan

Died: 2008 in Faber, Virginia


-- Phyllis A Whitney on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=phyllis+a+whitney


Illinois Connection

Whitney moved to Chicago to live with her aunt when she was 17 years old. She started her writing career in Chicago where she worked at the Chicago Public Library and various bookstores and wrote on the side. Many of her earlier novels are set in the city.

Biographical and Professional Information

Phyllis Whitney was a prolific writer. She has over 40 titles to her credit and liked to refer to herself as a mystery/romance writer, but she is generally categorized as a gothic, romance novelist.


Selected Titles At Your Library

Daughter of the stars /
ISBN: 0345480333. OCLC Number:

Crown,. New York :. ©1994.

Children's book author Lacey Elliot travels to Harper's Ferry in West Virginia to solve her father's murder. In the process she meets an array of relatives, some drunk, some sober. This is a family whodunit, with ghosts and a brief romance thrown in. By the author of Star Flight.

The singing stones /
ISBN: 0345480341. OCLC Number:

Doubleday,. New York :. ©1990.

Child psychologist Lynn McLeod returns to Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains to help her ex-husband Stephen's ten-year-old daughter Jilly and finds herself caught up in a dangerous mystery.

Hunter's green
ISBN: 0385514778. OCLC Number:

Doubleday,. Garden City, N.Y.,. 1968.

After a three-year separation from her husband Justin, Eve North returns to Athmore, England to win him back. She acknowleges the mistakes of the past--she has changed. Athmore, too, has changed. The dark trees in the topiary garden are cut into the forms of chessmen. Eve moves through the lifesize chessboard knowing that evil awaits.

Amethyst dreams /
ISBN: 0449226182. OCLC Number:

Crown Publishers,. New York :. ©1997.

A rich man summons Hallie Knight of California to his estate in North Carolina to find his missing granddaughter, Susan. Hallie and Susan were best friends. For Hallie this is a dangerous assignment as the family think Susan is dead and fear the dying grandfather will give the estate to Hallie. By the author of Daughter of the Stars.

Listen for the whisperer /
ISBN: 0345466225. OCLC Number:

Fawcett Crest,. New York :. 1989, ©1972.

Leigh Hollins finds her life in danger after finding her mother, actress Laura Worth, who is being stalked by a killer who murdered the director of one of her movies.

Black amber /
ISBN: 006100264X. OCLC Number:

HarperPaperbacks,. New York :. 1991, ©1964.

When Anabel Radburn placed a desperate overseas phone call to her sister Tracy saying she was in great danger, Tracy chalked it up to Anabel's dramatic flair.

The red carnelian /
ISBN: 0445407840. OCLC Number:

Mysterious Press,. New York :. 1989, ©1943.