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Lockridge, Frances Louise Davis

Overview
Works: 252 works in 911 publications in 7 languages and 24,407 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
Classifications: PS3523.O243, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Frances Louise Davis Lockridge
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Most widely held works by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge
Murder by the book : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Mr. and Mrs. North Mystery
The judge is reversed : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and French and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attending a prestigious cat show in search of a Siamese, Pam North meets John Blanchard, the show's judge, never dreaming that the man will soon be found murdered
Dead as a dinosaur : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

17 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and French and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a paleontologist is murdered, Mr. and Mrs. North go digging for his killer The office of Dr. Orpheus Preson is filled with remains, the bones of long dead dinosaurs. He waves one of them at the NYPD detective, demanding the police stop the person who's been sending workmen to his house--an endless parade of bricklayers, butlers, French tutors, and tree surgeons, none of whom Preson hired, and all of whom expect payment. There's nothing law enforcement can do, which means it's time to call the only two people in New York who can help: Pamela and Jerry North. A fashionable literary couple who's made a habit of solving mysteries between martinis, the Norths have known Dr. Preson since Jerry published his first book. The amateur detectives vow to do what they can for the perturbed paleontologist, but it's too little too late. When Dr. Preson is found murdered, the Norths will find that the poor man had more than one kind of skeleton in his closet. Dead as a Dinosaur is the 16th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Death has a small voice : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before he dies, a murdered burglar puts Mrs. North in mortal danger The thief struts toward Broadway, confident his luck has finally begun to turn. Just a few hours earlier, he had been as scared as a trapped rat, cowering in a bathroom, hoping the homeowners would go to bed without finding him. He got lucky, and he got away with his mark: a flimsy little piece of plastic that's worth more money than he's ever had at one time. But before he reaches his destination, he'll be left for dead on the sidewalk. As his last act, he drops his loot in the mail. The package is marked for Pamela North, the slightly daffy amateur sleuth who always nabs the killer, even if she never quite gets to the point. One man has already died for this mysterious item, and as soon as it lands in her mailbox, she'll be in danger of joining him. Death Has a Small Voice is the 18th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
A key to death : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pam and Jerry North, friends and clients of the late Mr. Ingraham, rely on Pam's "woman's intuition" to put together the puzzle pieces and make sense of the gold key found in Ingraham's office
The dishonest murderer : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

22 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. North attempt to solve the case of a New Year{u2019}s Eve murder Freddie Haven has just crossed the Brooklyn Bridge when she sees a man she believes to be her fiancé, Sen. Bruce Kirkhill, on the sidewalk, walking alone through one of Manhattan{u2019}s vilest slums. It seems impossible that the shabby figure is actually Bruce, and Freddie tries to put the sight out of her mind. She prepares herself for her father{u2019}s New Year{u2019}s Eve party, and waits for her husband-to-be to arrive. But the senator never shows. Bruce is found dead in a doorway not far from the Bowery. What was he doing in the wrong part of town, and why was he dressed in a bum{u2019}s shabby suit? Freddie begs for help from Mr. and Mrs. North, amateur sleuths who catch killers between sipping martinis. But is she ready to discover that the senator had a secret the shadows of the Bowery weren{u2019}t dark enough to hide?The Dishonest Murderer is the 13th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Murder has its points : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. North chase a gunman who killed an author in the middle of his book launch Looking around the Hotel Dumont, Pamela North sees plenty of people she might like to murder. That's what happens when she's left alone at a book party, bored to tears. Her husband is a publisher, and when he's late to an event, all she can do is look from critic to critic and think that, as messy as it can be, homicide has its advantages. She needn't worry; a good killing will come along soon. The party to celebrate Anthony Payne's latest release is just winding down when the shooter strikes. Payne is midsentence when he drops, a bullet hole in his bald head. And with a single shot, there's more than enough blood to wash away all the evening's tedium--and send the Norths on the hunt for a long-distance killer. Murder Has Its Points is the 25th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Murder in a hurry : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

12 editions published between 1950 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curtain for a jester : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1992 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norths investigate the murder of Byron Wilmot whose malicious practical jokes have created a long list of suspects
The Norths meet murder by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

28 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murdered man is found in the North's bathtub. The only clues are sooty footprints of their black cat, Pete, on the windowsill. With no other clues, not even the identity of the corpse, the Norths begin to weave a web to catch the killer
Murder comes first : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an old widow is murdered, Mr. and Mrs. North work to prove a trio of aunts innocent of the crime Jerry and Pamela North have tangled with countless murderers, blackmailers, and thieves, but nothing could prepare them for a weekend with Pamela's aunts. Thelma, Lucinda, and Pennina sweep into town like hurricanes, and take no notice of the destruction they cause. No amount of martinis can soothe Pamela and Jerry's rattled nerves, and when the martinis stop working, the Norths are in trouble. The aunts are in town to see their old friend Grace Logan, a widow whose temperament is as cold as iced gin. But while sipping tea, Grace does something terribly out of character. She seizes up, gasps for air, and dies. When the trio of aunts is implicated in her poisoning, it falls to the Norths to clear their names--and get them out of Manhattan forever. Murder Comes First is the 15th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Murder is suggested : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. North work with the New York Police Department to investigate a hypnotic murder As far as NYPD captain William Weigand is concerned, there's nothing more inconvenient than a murder victim with a name. Names--not just ordinary names, but boldfaced names--mean headlines, and headlines mean headaches. Prof. Jameson Elwell was a boldfaced name of the first order, a celebrity psychologist who took the unusual step of reporting his own murder. Moments after he was shot, he called the police department, but he wasn't able to say who killed him before he breathed his last. At least Weigand can be thankful that Jerry and Pamela North aren't involved yet. Once they learn of the circumstances of Elwell's death, and hear the rumors that hypnosis was involved, the amateur sleuths won't be able to help sticking their noses into the case. They may find the killer, but it will all be very inconvenient indeed. Murder Is Suggested is the 23rd book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Death of an angel : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the sake of a Broadway hit, Mr. and Mrs. North search for a playboy's killer Naomi Shaw has taken the stage in Around the Corner one hundred times. And with every performance, she has brought the audience to tears. But while she's an angel onstage, she's rather harder to like once the curtain drops. Nevertheless, the play is a hit. The critics are awed, the crowds are lively, the producers are happy, and Around the Corner could run forever--as long as it has its star. At the celebration following the hundredth performance, Naomi announces she's going to marry one of the show's backers, slimy playboy Bradley Fitch. He's rich enough that Naomi will never have to act again, which means that Around the Corner will die as soon as their vows are read. But when someone murders Bradley in order to stop the wedding, it falls to Pamela and Jerry North to find the killer and ensure that the show will go on. Death of an Angel is the 20th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Murder is served by Richard Lockridge( Book )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A death threat concealed in a term paper brings Mr. and Mrs. North back to campus All semester Prof. John Leonard has directed his lectures at Peggy Mott. Not because she{u2019}s beautiful{u2014}although that doesn{u2019}t hurt{u2014}but because she has the sharpest mind he{u2019}s encountered in all his years teaching psychology. When she turns in her final assignment, a paper on human emotions, Leonard expects a brilliant essay, but what he reads shocks him to the core: There{u2019}s someone Peggy detests. And based on her paper, Professor Leonard believes she hates enough to kill. When Peggy{u2019}s husband is found with a steak knife buried in his neck, the comely young student is the only suspect. But Jerry and Pamela North see it differently. Mrs. North has a mind that could drive any psychologist batty, but for the sake of a shining pupil, she{u2019}ll find out the truth. Murder Is Served is the 12th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Voyage into violence; a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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First come, first kill, a Captain Heimrich mystery by Richard Lockridge( Book )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1994 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder within murder : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in English and Danish and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. North seek the killer of a terribly unpleasant society woman Miss Amelia Gipson doesn{u2019}t tolerate foolishness. She doubts she{u2019}s ever made a mistake, and it{u2019}s unlikely she would change anything about her life{u2014}even if she knew she was in danger. While researching a famous murder case at the public library, she becomes ill at her desk. Within minutes, she{u2019}s dead. Miss Gipson would be pleased with the coroner. He doesn{u2019}t muck around when delivering the cause of death. There{u2019}s simply no question: She was poisoned. Fortunately, Miss Gipson was one of Jerry North{u2019}s authors, which means that the accomplished amateur sleuth has another case on his hands. With the help of his utterly brilliant{u2014}if slightly strange{u2014}wife, Pamela, Mr. North soon finds that the question isn{u2019}t who wanted Miss Gipson dead, but who didn{u2019}t. Murder within Murder is the 10th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Let dead enough alone : a Captain Heimrich mystery by Richard Lockridge( Book )

9 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The long skeleton; a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

12 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and French and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a television hostess is killed in their hotel, Mr. and Mrs. North investigate the murder of America's girl next door From coast to coast, everyone in America knows the smiling face of Amanda Towne. The most celebrated interviewer on television, she's a beacon of honesty and warmth . . . when the cameras are rolling. Amanda will do whatever it takes to stay at the top of her profession, and she doesn't mind stepping on the little people--until the day someone stops her in her tracks. Amanda doesn't know it, but her decorating advice is the reason Pamela North has decided to repaint her apartment. But when Mr. North comes home and finds the fumes unbearable, the couple checks into the Breckenridge Hotel, whose famous suites are large enough for Pam; Jerry; their cat, Martini . . . and Amanda Towne, whom Jerry finds lying dead on the bed. The story of who put her there is simply unbelievable, even by the standards of primetime television. The Long Skeleton is the 22nd book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Show red for danger : a Captain Heimrich mystery by Richard Lockridge( Book )

7 editions published between 1960 and 1994 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

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Frances Louise Lockridge American writer

Frances Louise Lockridge Amerikaans schrijfster (?-1963)

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Lockridge, F.R. 1896-1963

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Lockridge, Frances 1896-1963

Lockridge, Frances -1963

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Richard Lockridge American writer

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