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Lockridge, Frances Louise Davis

Overview
Works: 265 works in 1,119 publications in 7 languages and 23,999 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction 
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 )

22 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 857 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 )

27 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and French and held by 822 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
The dishonest murderer : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2019 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. North attempt to solve the case of a New Year'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'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's New Year'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'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'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
Death has a small voice : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pam North receives a Dictaphone record in the mail and on it hears an ear-witness account of murder. Harry Eaton, a small-time burglar is found dead in his apartment and the police discover a stolen Dictaphone machine which belongs to novelist Hilda Godwin. Her newest novel could have something to do the the murder, for it seems she has used her friends as models for many of the characters. When Pam suddenly disappears, Jerry, her husband, rushes home to join in the search for his beloved wife
Dead as a dinosaur : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

26 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and French and held by 742 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
Murder in a hurry : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pet-shop owner is killed in his store, and Mr. and Mrs. North take it personally A smart businessman would never think to open a pet shop in the inconspicuous patch of Greenwich Village known as West Kepp Street, but J.K. Halder isn't here to make money. A millionaire animal lover, he keeps the shop as a hobby, even though it's fate hangs perpetually in the balance. As it happens, Halder won't see it through the end. He has just opened the shop for the day when his final customer enters. Halder knows the visitor by sight, and he also knows that nothing he can say will save his life. There are dozens of witnesses to the murder, but luckily for the killer, animals don't talk. It will take a peculiar kind of detective to unravel this unusual murder, and there's no sleuth more peculiar than Pamela North. She and her husband love animals nearly as much as Halder did, and they'll go to any length to avenge his death. Murder in a Hurry is the 14th 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 )

26 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and held by 718 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
Murder has its points : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pam and Jerry North investigate the death of a popular novelist who left behind many enemies with reasons to wish him dead
Curtain for a jester : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 691 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 )

32 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and German and held by 671 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 )

17 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 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 )

19 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 611 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 )

18 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pam and Jerry North investigate the murder of Bradley Fitch, the fiance of Naomi Shaw, who is starring in a Broadway play in which the Norths have invested
Murder is served by Richard Lockridge( Book )

18 editions published between 1948 and 2016 in English and held by 520 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's beautiful-although that doesn't hurt-but because she has the sharpest mind he'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's someone Peggy detests. And based on her paper, Professor Leonard believes she hates enough to kill. When Peggy'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'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 )

23 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Death takes a bow : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1943 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tonight, Jerry North faces something so terrifying that no amount of martinis could quiet his nerves: He has to make a speech. He's introducing one of his authors, Victor Leeds Sproul, a continental novelist whose delicate tales of Parisian life have been selling like hotcakes ever since the Nazis goose-stepped into the City of Light. Crippled by stage fright, Mr. North enters the banquet hall feeling like a condemned man, but he isn't the one who will die. Despite his terror, North delivers the speech of his life. But when he introduces the guest of honor, the distinguished author doesn't stand. Sproul's eyes jerk open, his chest heaves, and he breathes his last. He has been murdered in plain sight, but it will take the combined genius of Jerry and Pamela North to find out who killed the writer, and committed the unforgiveable crime of ruining a perfect speech. Death Takes a Bow is the 6th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
First come, first kill, a Captain Heimrich mystery by Richard Lockridge( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the middle of a sunny May morning when the old man, thin and shabby, suddenly collapsed on the driveway of Captain Merton Heimrich of the New York State police. He was Old Tom, self-appointed handyman for the community of Van Brunt, New York, and someone had shot him. the question was, why would anyone care enough about this harmless eccentric, this roving gardener, to want to kill him? Is there more to Old Tom than a look at his unkempt person and ramshackle living quarters would indicate? As Heimrich starts his investigation the killer coolly sets his sights on a new victim. --Book jacket
Death on the aisle by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

31 editions published between 1942 and 2020 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...They say Broadway is a graveyard of hopes and dreams, but someone's adding corpses to its tombs...Mr. and Mrs. North live as quiet a life as a couple can amidst the bustle of New York City. For Jerry, a publisher, and Pamela, a homemaker, the only threat to their domestic equilibrium comes in the form of Mrs. North's relentless efforts as an amateur sleuth, which repeatedly find the duo investigating murders and sundry other crimes. So when the wealthy backer of a play is found dead in the seats of the West 45th Street Theatre, the Norths aren't far behind, led by Pam's customary flair for murders that turn eccentric and, yes, humorous. Alongside Lieutenant William Weigand of the New York Police Department, they'll employ illogical logic and bizarrely tangential suggestions to draw the curtains on a killer. A light mystery set in a classic Broadway locale, Death on the Aisle is lent verisimilitude by author Richard Lockridge's career as a theater critic. Though it is the fourth novel in the saga of this charming, witty couple, the series can be enjoyed in any order, with each installment depicting its own self-contained story..."--Amazon.com
The long skeleton : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2016 in English and French and held by 454 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
Murder within murder : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )

24 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. and Mrs. North seek the killer of a terribly unpleasant society woman Miss Amelia Gipson doesn't tolerate foolishness. She doubts she's ever made a mistake, and it's unlikely she would change anything about her life--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's dead. Miss Gipson would be pleased with the coroner. He doesn't muck around when delivering the cause of death. There's simply no question: She was poisoned. Fortunately, Miss Gipson was one of Jerry North's authors, which means that the accomplished amateur sleuth has another case on his hands. With the help of his utterly brilliant--if slightly strange--wife, Pamela, Mr. North soon finds that the question isn't who wanted Miss Gipson dead, but who didn'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
 
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