WorldCat Identities

Patrick, Q.

Overview
Works: 120 works in 249 publications in 7 languages and 671 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3545.H2895, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Q Patrick
Return to the scene by Q Patrick( Book )

14 editions published between 1941 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman's hateful ex is murdered in Bermuda, in this mystery by the Edgar Award'winning author who wrote the Peter Duluth Mysteries as Patrick Quentin. Patrick Quentin, best known for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, also penned outstanding detective novels from the 1930s through the 1960s under other pseudonyms, including Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: "Quentin is particularly noted for the enviable polish and grace which make him one of the leading American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; but this surface smoothness conceals intricate and meticulous plot construction as faultless as that of Agatha Christie." After three years away, Kay Winyard must return to Bermuda to stop her young niece from wedding wealthy Ivor Drake. Her family sees the marriage as a boon to their sagging fortunes. But Kay knows his true nature from her own dalliance with the man. After she left him, he married another woman'whom he abused, tormented, and drove to suicide out of pure malice. Before Kay can convince her family of the truth, Ivor ends up dead from suspicious causes. Apparently, Kay was not alone in her feelings toward the man. But just because the victim was despised doesn't mean the killer can simply get away with it
S.S. Murder by Q Patrick( Book )

15 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Friday the 13th, the S. S. Moderna, a luxury liner bound for South America, turns into a murder cruise. The suspect vanishes before he can be questioned. Who is he? A stowawy? A ghost? The answer lies in the diary of a newspaper columnist Mary Llewellyn, aboard the boat for a rest cure
Cottage sinister by Q Patrick( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death and the maiden by Q Patrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2018 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lieutenant Trant is on the case in this "fun to read" mystery by the Edgar Award'winning author who wrote the Peter Duluth Mysteries as Patrick Quentin (Kirkus Reviews). Patrick Quentin, best known for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, also penned outstanding detective novels from the 1930s through the 1960s under other pseudonyms, including Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: "Quentin is particularly noted for the enviable polish and grace which make him one of the leading American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; but this surface smoothness conceals intricate and meticulous plot construction as faultless as that of Agatha Christie." Lee Loverling knew her roommate, Grace, had become somewhat of an enigma. After her father's suicide and her family's failed fortunes, Grace had changed into a willful woman whose romantic dalliances bordered on reckless'and whose moods had become almost sinister. But Lee could not have known just how far Grace had fallen until, after a night of fun in New York City, she's found dead in a river, apparently the victim of murder. All of Wentworth College is abuzz with the tragedy, and Lee is suddenly at the center of an investigation led by the intrepid Lieutenant Trant of the New York Homicide Squad that threatens to expose a great many people'both students and faculty'to the scandals Grace left in her wake. Working together, Lieutenant Trant and Lee must unravel the tangled web of Grace's life to uncover the truth behind the young woman's death
Death goes to school by Q Patrick( Book )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder at Cambridge by Q Patrick( Book )

6 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in English and Finnish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A student takes a crash course in murder in this mystery from the Edgar Award'winning author who wrote the Peter Duluth series as Patrick Quentin. Patrick Quentin, best known for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, also penned outstanding detective novels from the 1930s through the 1960s under other pseudonyms, including Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: "Quentin is particularly noted for the enviable polish and grace which make him one of the leading American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; but this surface smoothness conceals intricate and meticulous plot construction as faultless as that of Agatha Christie." As a young Yankee at an elite English learning institution, Hilary Fenton has managed to navigate the solemn traditions and bizarre rituals of the school without going completely batty. Yet his stoic exterior crumbles when he sees the girl of his dreams and is immediately besotted. Of course, that's when the trouble starts. After a fellow student begs him to mail an important letter for him, Hilary discovers the lad dead that night by apparent suicide. But something in his gut tells Hilary that it was murder. Worse, he thinks his dream girl might somehow be involved. Unable to let the incident go'and eager to learn more about the mysterious girl'Hilary decides to meddle in the investigation. Then, yet another killing occurs, followed by an attempted poisoning of Hilary's would-be girlfriend. Someone is trying to cover up one killing with another. Now it's up to Hilary to put the pieces of the puzzle together before his own education gets cut brutally short
The Grindle nightmare by Q Patrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder strikes a New England village in this mystery by the Edgar Award'winning author who wrote the Peter Duluth Mysteries as Patrick Quentin. Patrick Quentin, best known for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, also penned outstanding detective novels from the 1930s through the 1960s under other pseudonyms, including Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: "Quentin is particularly noted for the enviable polish and grace which make him one of the leading American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; but this surface smoothness conceals intricate and meticulous plot construction as faultless as that of Agatha Christie." It begins with the residents of a rustic New England village finding animals brutally slaughtered over a period of weeks, casting a sinister pall over the town of Grindle Oak. Then, a young girl goes missing, and her father'not trusting the police'asks local doctor Douglas Swanson to help him find her. But when Swanson turns up to begin the search, he finds the man dead with his hands bound in animal traps and his body mutilated. It appears the madman behind the abominable acts has moved on to more evolved prey. As more depraved crimes are discovered, a wave of suspicion and distrust sweeps through the town, with outright vigilantism threatening to break out. The good doctor finds himself cast as an unlikely sleuth who must discover what demented desires are driving a killer whose bloodlust is growing greater every day ... This haunting mystery "maintains the suspense and atmosphere of terror to the very end" (The New York Times)
Death for dear Clara by Q Patrick( Book )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2019 in English and Finnish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Masterpieces of mystery : the forties( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl on the gallows;edith thompson and the tragic love affair that outraged a nation by Q Patrick( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping legal thriller by the Edgar Award'winning author who wrote the Peter Duluth Mysteries as Patrick Quentin. Patrick Quentin, best known for the Peter Duluth puzzle mysteries, also penned outstanding detective novels from the 1930s through the 1960s under other pseudonyms, including Q. Patrick and Jonathan Stagge. Anthony Boucher wrote: "Quentin is particularly noted for the enviable polish and grace which make him one of the leading American fabricants of the murderous comedy of manners; but this surface smoothness conceals intricate and meticulous plot construction as faultless as that of Agatha Christie." There was nothing apparently remarkable about Percy Thompson and his wife, Edith. But when Percy is savagely stabbed to death, the proper appearance of their marriage collapses, revealing a dark side that will become the scandal of the nation. For behind their bland suburban veneer was a relationship already fractured by petty jealousy and a wife's desire for more out of life. A desire that was satisfied by young Frederick Bywaters, who found himself under Edith's spell almost immediately and would follow his devotion to the end of a rope'all the while proclaiming Edith's innocence. Written as both a compelling thriller and an observation of the law, morality, and the crushing weight of public opinion, The Girl on the Gallows is a classic chronicle of blinding love, cold-blooded murder, and inevitable justice
Murder at the 'varsity by Q Patrick( Book )

12 editions published between 1933 and 1984 in French and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murder at the Women's city club, by Q. Patrick by Q Patrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1932 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The girl on the gallows by Q Patrick( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darker grows the valley by Q Patrick( Book )

4 editions published between 1935 and 1950 in 3 languages and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danger next door by Q Patrick( Book )

2 editions published between 1951 and 1954 in Finnish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of the immodest blonde by Q Patrick( Book )

1 edition published in 1950 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Duluth glömmer allt by Q Patrick( Book )

4 editions published between 1947 and 1962 in Swedish and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crimefile number 3 : file on Fenton & Farr by Q Patrick( Book )

1 edition published in 1937 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death in the dovecot by Q Patrick( Book )

2 editions published in 1934 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piken og døden by Q Patrick( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in Norwegian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityKelley, Martha Mott

controlled identityWebb, Richard Wilson, 1902-

controlled identityWheeler, Hugh, 1912-1987

Kelley, Martha Mott

Mott Kelley, Martha

Patrick G.

Patrick, Q. pseud

Patrick, Quentin

Stagge, Jonathan

Webb, Richard Wilson

Wilson Webb, Richard

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