Anne Hocking
1890-1966
 

Mona Naomi Anne Messer Hocking was born in London. She also wrote two crime novels and mainstream novels under the name 'Mona Messer'. She is the creator of 'William Austen', a Chief Inspector, later Superintendent at Scotland Yard.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 'William Austen' Novels
 1) Old Mrs. Fitzgerald (US Title: Deadly Is the Evil Tongue [1940])  1939
 2) The Wicked Flee  1940
 3) Miss Milverton (US Title: Poison Is a Bitter Brew [1942])  1941
 4) One Shall Be Taken  1942
 5) Nile Green (US Title: Death Loves a Shining Mark [1943])  1943
 6) Six Green Bottles  1943
 7) The Vultures Gather  1945
 8) Death at the Wedding  1946
 9) Prussian Blue (US Title: The Finishing Touch [1948])  1947
10) At "The Cedars"  1949
11) Death Disturbs Mr. Jefferson  1951
12) Mediterranean Murder (US Title: Killing Kin [1951])  1951
13) The Best Laid Plans  1952
14) The Evil That Men Do  1953
15) Death Among the Tulips  1953
16) And No One Wept  1954
17) Poison in Paradise  1955
18) A Reason for Murder  1955
19) Murder at Mid-Day  1956
20) The Simple Way of Poison  1957
21) Relative Murder  1957
22) Epitaph for a Nurse (US Title: A Victim Must Be Found [1959])  1958
23) Poisoned Chalice  1959
24) To Cease Upon the Midnight  1959
25) The Thin-Spun Thread  1960
26) Candidates for Murder  1961
27) He Had to Die  1962
28) Murder Cries Out (completed by Evelyn Healey)  1968
 Other Novels
 1) Cat's Paw  1933
 2) Death Duel  1933
 3) Walk Into My Parlour  1934
 4) The Hunt Is Up  1934
 5) The House of En-Dor  1936
 6) Stranglehold  1936
 7) As I Was Going to St. Ives  1937
 8) What a Tangled Web  1937
 9) Ill Deeds Done  1938
10) The Little Victims Play  1938
11) So Many Doors  1939
12) Night's Candles  1941
13) There's Death in the Cup (Also published as: Death in the Cup [1984])  1952
 As 'Mona Messer'
 1) A Castle for Sale  1930
 2) Mouse Trap  1931

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