Palma Harcourt
1917-1999
Pseudonym: John Penn (with Jack H. Trotman)
 

Palma Harcourt was born and brought up in Jersey, Channel Islands. She worked in various branches of British Intelligence. She is the creator of:
1. 'Dick Tansey', a Detective Chief Inspector and later a Detective Superintendent of the Thames Valley Police Force (with her husband, Jack H. Trotman, under the joint pseudonym 'John Penn').
2. 'George Thorne' a Detective Superintendent of the Thames Valley Police Force (with her husband, Jack H. Trotman, under the joint pseudonym 'John Penn').

 

Titles and year of publication:  

 'Dick Tansey' Novels (as John Penn with Jack H. Trotman)
 1) Outrageous Exposures  1988
 2) A Feast of Death  1989
 3) A Killing to Hide  1990
 4) A Knife Ill-Used  1991
 5) Death's Long Shadow  1991
 6) A Legacy of Death  1992
 7) A Haven of Danger  1993
 8) Widow's End  1993
 9) The Guilty Party  1994
10) So Many Steps to Death  1995
11) Bridal Shroud  1996
12) Sterner Stuff  1997
 'George Thorne' Novels (as John Penn with Jack H. Trotman)
 1) A Will to Kill  1983
 2) Mortal Term  1984
 3) A Deadly Sickness  1985
 4) Unto the Grave  1986
 5) Barren Revenge  1986
 6) Accident Prone  1987
 Other Novels
 1) Climate for Conspiracy  1974
 2) A Fair Exchange  1975
 3) Dance for Diplomats  1976
 4) At High Risk  1977
 5) Agents of Influence  1978
 6) A Sleep of Spies  1979
 7) Tomorrow's Treason  1980
 8) A Turn of Traitors  1981
 9) The Twisted Tree  1982
10) Shadows of Doubt  1983
11) The Distant Stranger  1984
12) A Cloud of Doves  1985
13) A Matter of Conscience  1986
14) Limited Options  1987
15) A Clash of Loyalties  1988
16) Cover for a Traitor  1989
17) Double Deceit  1990
18) The Reluctant Defector  1991
19) Cue for Conspiracy  1992
20) Bitter Betrayal  1993
21) The Vermont Myth  1994
22) Shadows of the Past  1996
 Other Novels (as John Penn with Jack H. Trotman)
 1) Notice of Death (US Title: An Ad for Murder [1983])  1982
 2) Deceitful Death (US Title: Stag Dinner Death [1984])  1983

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