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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  (Barbara) Elizabeth Linington  

Pen Name: Lesley Egan, Anne Blaisdell, Dell Shannon, Egan O`Neill, W.H. Allen, Ann Blaisdell


Audience: Adult;

Born: March 11, 1921 in Aurora, Illinois

Died: April 5, 1988 in Arroyo Grande, California - San Luis Obispo County

-- Elizabeth Linington on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Linington was born in Aurora, Illinois - Kane County.

Biographical and Professional Information

Linington was a prolific American novelist. She was regarded as the "Queen of the Procedurals."

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The Anglophile
ISBN: B000O0E44Y

Nelson Doubleday, Inc.. 1985

Dennis McDermott, a British spy in the middle of Dublin is in the middle of falling in love, maintaining his cover and ridding himself of a very inquisitive policeman.

The Ringer

Morrow. 1971


The Blind Search
ISBN: 0385123566

Published for the Crime Club by Doubleday. 1977

Good condition considering age of the book.

Strange Felony
ISBN: 0385232659

Doubleday. 1986

Sergeant Ivor Maddox of the LAPD is faced with an amorous burglar, assorted street gangs, a child-molesting school principal, a missing girl, and a decapitated woman

Alter ego

Mystery Guild. 1988

Murder by the Tale
ISBN: 0517694549

Random House Value Publishing. 1989

This collection of short crime fiction includes eight new Lt. Luis Mendoza mysteries and six additional, widely diverse mysteries

The Scalpel and the Sword
ISBN: 1555473083

Critics Choice Paperbacks. 1989

Follows the adventures of Con McDonagh, and exiled Irish surgeon in London before the Napoleonic Wars, and his double obsession with his childhood sweetheart, Lauretta, and the charming Madeleine Olivier