Anne Hocking

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Anne Hocking
Born 1890
London
Died 20th March, 1966
Wokingham, Berkshire, England
Occupation Novelist
Genre Murder mystery, Crime fiction

Mona Naomi Anne Messer Hocking (1890 – 1966) was an English crime writer, best remembered for her detective stories featuring Chief Superintendent William Austen.

Life and career[edit]

The daughter of Joseph Hocking, niece of Silas Hocking and Salome Hocking and sister of Elizabeth Nisot and Joan Shill, all writers, Anne Hocking was a prolific mystery writer, author of more than 40 genre novels between 1930 and 1962. One of them (1940's The Wicked Flee) was made into a British crime film in 1957

Bibliography[edit]

Chief Superintendent William Austen Series[edit]

  • Old Mrs. Fitzgerald (1939)
  • The Wicked Flee (1940)
  • Miss Milverton (1941)
  • One Shall Be Taken (1942)
  • Nile Green AKA Death Loves a Shining Mark (1943)
  • Six Green Bottles (1943)
  • The Vultures Gather (1945)
  • Death at the Wedding (1946)
  • The Finishing Touch (1947)
  • At the Cedars (1949)
  • Death Disturbs Mr. Jefferson (1950)
  • Mediterranean Murder AKA Killing Kin (1951)
  • The Best Laid Plans (1952)
  • There's Death in the Cup (1952)
  • Death Among The Tulips (1953)
  • The Evil That Men Do (1953)
  • And No One Wept (1954)
  • Poison in Paradise (1955)
  • A Reason for Murder (1955)
  • Murder at Mid-Day (1956)
  • Relative Murder (1957)
  • The Simple Way of Poison (1957)
  • Epitaph for a Nurse AKA A Victim Must Be Found (1958)
  • Poisoned Chalice (1959)
  • To Cease Upon the Midnight (1959)
  • The Thin-Spun Life (1960)
  • Candidates for Murder (1961)
  • He Had to Die (1962)
  • Murder Cries Out (1968) (Finished by Evelyn Healey)

Other Crime Novels[edit]

  • Cat's Paw (1933)
  • Death Duel (1933)
  • Walk Into My Parlour (1934)
  • The Hunt is Up (1934)
  • Without the Option (1935)
  • Stranglehold (1936)
  • The House of En-dor (1936)
  • As I Was Going to St. Ives (1937)
  • What a Tangled Web (1937)
  • Ill Deeds Done (1938)
  • The Little Victims Play (1938)
  • So Many Doors (1939)
  • Night's Candles (1941)

Crime Novels, signed by "Mona Messer"[edit]

  • A Castle for Sale (1930)
  • Mouse Trap (1931)

Non Crime Novels, signed by "Mona Messer"[edit]

  • Eternal Compromise (1932)
  • A Dinner of Herbs (1933)
  • The End of the Lane (1933)
  • Playing Providence (1934)
  • Wife of Richard (1934)
  • Cuckoo’s Brood (1935)
  • Life Owes Me Something (1936)
  • Tomorrow Also (1937)
  • Marriage is Like That (1938)
  • Stranger’s Vineyard (1939)
  • The Gift of a Daughter (1940)

References[edit]

  • John M. Reilly, Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers, Template:2e édition, New York, St. Martin’s Press, 2007, p. 460-461.
  • Jacques Baudou et Jean-Jacques Schleret, Le Vrai Visage du Masque, Volume 1, Paris, Futuropolis, 1984, p. 243.
  • Anne Martinetti, Le Masque. Histoire d'une collection, Paris, Éditions Encrage, 1997, p. 77.
  • Alan M. Kent, Pulp Methodism: The Lives & Literature of Silas, Joseph & Salome Hocking, Cornwall, Cornish Hillside Publications, 2002, chapter 6.

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