Helen McCloy
1904-1993
 

Helen Warrell Clarkson McCloy was born in New York City. In 1923 she went to France and studied at the Sorbonne. From 1927 till 1932, she worked for Hearst's Universal News Service. In 1932, she returned to the United States. In 1946 she married Davis Dresser, writer of the 'Mike Shayne' novels under the pseudonym Brett Halliday. With Dresser she founded the Torquil Publishing Company. The marriage ended in 1961. She is the creator of 'Basil Willing', a doctor. She also wrote under the pseudonym 'Helen Clarkson'.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'Basil Willing' Novels
 1) Dance of Death (UK Title: Design for Dying)  1938
 2) The Man in the Moonlight  1940
 3) The Deadly Truth  1941
 4) Who's Calling  1942
 5) Cue for Murder  1942
 6) The Goblin Marker  1943
 7) The One That Got Away  1945
 8) Through a Glass Darkly  1950
 9) Alias Basil Willing  1951
10) The Long Body  1955
11) Two-Thirds of a Ghost  1956
12) Mr. Splitfoot  1968
13) Burn This (Nero Wolfe Award)  1980
14) The Unpleasant Assassin and Other Cases of Dr. Basil Willing (short stories)  2003
Other Novels
 1) Do Not Disturb  1943
 2) Panic  1944
 3) She Walks Alone (Also published as: Wish Your Were Dead)  1948
 4) Better Off Dead  1951
 5) Unfinished Crime (UK Title: He Never Came Back)  1954
 6) The Slayer and the Slain  1957
 7) Before I Die  1963
 8) The Singing Diamonds (UK Title: Surprise, Surprise) (short stories)  1965
 9) The Further Side of Fear  1967
10) A Question of Time  1971
11) A Change of Heart  1973
12) The Sleepwalker  1974
13) Minotaur Country  1975
14) The Changeling Conspiracy (UK Title: Cruel As the Grave)  1976
15) The Impostor  1977
16) The Smoking Mirror  1979
As 'Helen Clarkson'
 1) The Last Day  1959

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