Margaret Scherf
1908-1979
 

Margaret Scherf was born in Fairmont, West Virginia. After college she worked as a secretary and a copywriter. In 1939, she became a full-time writer. She is the creator of:
1. ‘Emily and Henry Bryce’, a husband and wife decorating team.
2. ‘Martin Buell’, a high church Episcopalain priest in Farrington, Montana.
3. ‘Lt. Ryan’, a cop in New York City.
4. ‘Grace Severance’, a retired pathologist in Arizona.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
‘Emily and Henry Bryce’ Novels
 1) The Gun in Daniel Webster’s Bust  1949
 2) The Green Plaid Pants (Also published as: The Corpse with One Shoe [1951])  1951
 3) Glass on the Stairs  1954
 4) The Diplomat and the Gold Piano (UK Title: Death and the Diplomat [1964])  1963
‘Martin Buell’ Novels
 1) Always Murder a Friend  1948
 2) Gilbert’s Last Toothache (Also published as: For the Love of Murder [1950])  1949
 3) The Curious Custard Pie (Also published as: Divine and Deadly [1953])  1950
 4) The Elk and the Evidence  1952
 5) The Cautious Overshoes  1956
 6) Never Turn Your Back  1959
 7) The Corpse in the Flannel Nightgown  1965
‘Lt. Ryan’ Novels
 1) The Owl in the Cellar  1945
 2) Murder Makes Me Nervous  1948
‘Grace Severance’ Novels
 1) The Banker’s Bones  1968
 2) The Beautiful Birthday Cake  1971
 3) To Cache a Millionaire  1972
 4) The Beaded Banana  1978
Other Novels
 1) The Corpse Grows a Beard  1940
 2) The Case of the Kippered Corpse  1941
 3) They Came to Kill  1942
 4) Dead: Senate Office Building (Also published as: The Case of the Hated Senator [1954])  1953
 5) Judicial Body  1957
 6) If You Want a Murder Well Done  1974
 7) Don’t Wake Me Up While I’m Driving  1977

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