Dolores Hitchens
1907-1973
 

Julia Clara Catherine Dolores Birk Olsen Hitchens was born in Texas, USA. She worked as a nurse and as a teacher before she started her writing career. She also wrote under the pseudonyms ‘Dolan Birkley’, ‘Noel Burke’, and ‘D.B. Olsen’. She also wrote together with her husband Hubert Allen Hitchens.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) Stairway to an Empty Room  1951
 2) Nets to Catch the Wind (Also published as: Widows Won’t Wait)  1952
 3) Terror Lurks in Darkness  1953
 4) Beat Back the Tide (Also published as: The Fatal Flirt)  1954
 5) Sleep with Strangers  1955
 6) Fools’ Gold  1958
 7) The Watcher  1959
 8) Sleep with Slander  1960
 9) Footsteps in the Night  1961
10) The Abductor  1962
11) The Bank with the Bamboo Door  1965
12) The Man Who Cried All the Way Home  1966
13) Postscripts to Nightmare (UK Title: Cabin of Fear)  1967
14) A Collection of Strangers  1969
15) The Baxter Letters  1971
16) In a House Unknown  1973
As ‘Dolan Birkley’
 1) The Blue Geranium  1941
 2) The Unloved  1965
As ‘Noel Burke’
 1) The Shivering Bough  1942
As ‘D.B. Olsen’
 1) The Clue in the Clay  1938
 2) The Cat Saw Murder  1939
 3) Death Cuts a Silhouette  1939
 4) The Ticking Heart  1940
 5) The Alarm of the Black Cat  1942
 6) Cat’s Claw  1943
 7) Catspaw for Murder  1943
 8) The Cat Wears a Noose  1944
 9) Bring the Bride a Shroud (Australian Title: A Shroud for the Bride)  1945
10) Cats Don’t Smile  1945
11) Cats Don’t Need Coffins  1946
12) Gallows for the Groom  1947
13) Widows Ought to Weep  1947
14) Cats Have Tall Shadows  1948
15) Devious Design  1948
16) The Cat Wears a Mask  1949
17) Death Wears Cat’s Eyes  1950
18) Something About Midnight  1950
19) The Cat and Capricorn  1951
20) Love Me in Death  1951
21) Enrollment Cancelled (Also published as: Dead Babes in the Wood)  1952
22) The Cat Walk  1953
23) Death Walks on Cat Feet  1956
24) The Night of the Bowstring  1963
As ‘Bert Hitchens and Dolores Hitchens’
 1) F.O.B. Murder  1955
 2) One-Way Ticket  1956
 3) End of the Line  1957
 4) The Man Who Followed Women  1959
 5) The Grudge  1963

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