Gwendoline Butler
1922-2013
Pseudonym: Jennie Melville
 

Gwendoline Butler was born in London and educated at Haberdashers before reading history at Oxford. She married the late Dr Lionel Butler, Principal of Royal Holloway College. She has one daughter. Most of her books feature John Coffin, Divisional Detective Inspector for a South London District. She also wrote crime novels under the pseudonym 'Jennie Melville' featuring 'Charmian Daniels' of Deerham Hill CID.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'John Coffin' Novels
 1) The Interloper  1959
 2) Death Lives Next Door (Also published as: Dine and Be Dead)  1960
 3) Make Me a Murderer  1961
 4) Coffin in Oxford  1962
 5) Coffin for Baby  1963
 6) Coffin Waiting  1964
 7) Coffin in Malta  1964
 8) A Nameless Coffin  1966
 9) Coffin Following  1968
10) Coffin's Dark Number  1969
11) A Coffin from the Past  1970
12) A Coffin for the Canary (Also published as: Olivia)  1974
13) Coffin on the Water  1986
14) Coffin in Fashion  1987
15) Coffin Underground  1988
16) Coffin in the Black Museum (Also published as: Coffin in the Museum of Crime)  1989
17) Coffin and the Paper Man  1990
18) Coffin on Murder Street  1991
19) Cracking Open a Coffin  1992
20) A Coffin for Charley  1993
21) The Coffin Tree  1994
22) A Dark Coffin  1995
23) A Double Coffin  1996
24) Coffin's Game  1997
25) A Grave Coffin  1998
26) Coffin's Ghost  1999
27) A Coffin for Christmas  2000
28) A Cold Coffin  2000
29) Coffin Knows the Answer  2002
Other Novels
 1) Receipt for Murder  1956
 2) Dead in a Row  1957
 3) The Dull Dead  1958
 4) The Murdering Kind  1958
 5) A Coffin for Pandora (Also published as: Sarsen Place) (Silver Dagger Award)  1973
 6) The Vesey Inheritance  1975
 7) The Brides of Friedberg (Also published as: Meadowsweet)  1977
 8) The King Cried Murder  1999
 9) Dread Murder  2006
As 'Jennie Melville'
'Charmian Daniels' Novels
 1) Come Home and Be Killed  1962
 2) Burning Is a Substitute for Loving  1963
 3) Murderer's Houses  1964
 4) There Lies Your Love  1965
 5) A Different Kind of Summer  1967
 6) A New Kind of Killer, An Old Kind of Death (Also published as: A New Kind of Killer)  1970
 7) Murder Has a Pretty Face  1981
 8) Windsor Red  1988
 9) A Cure for Dying (Also published as: Making Good Blood)  1989
10) Witching Murder  1990
11) Footsteps in the Blood  1990
12) Dead Set  1992
13) Whoever Has the Heart  1993
14) A Death in the Family  1994
15) The Morbid Kitchen  1995
16) The Woman Who Was Not There  1996
17) Revengeful Death  1997
18) Stone Dead  1998
19) Dead Again  2000
Other Novels
 1) The Hunter in the Shadows  1969
 2) The Summer Assassin  1971
 3) Listen to the Children  1986
 4) Death in the Garden (Also published as: Murder in the Garden)  1987
 5) Baby Drop  1994

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