Doris Miles Disney

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Doris Miles Disney (December 22, 1907 – March 9, 1976) was an American mystery writer. She was born in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and died in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Disney wrote 49 novels. Many of her novels were both best sellers and the bases for major feature films.[1]

Disney was known for her character development and the creative mystery surrounding her plots. Most of her main characters were based on acquaintances known to her or her daughter, Elizabeth. Disney liked to use her society experiences as a female character base for novels.

She was survived by one daughter, Elizabeth Miles Disney, a writer and theater actress, as well as a granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Laing.

Novels[edit]

  • A Compound for Death (1943)
  • Murder on a Tangent (1945)
  • Dark Road (1946)
  • Who Rides a Tiger (1946)
  • Appointment at Nine (1947)
  • Enduring Old Charms (1947)
  • Testimony by Silence (1948)
  • That Which Is Crooked (1948)
  • Count the Ways (1949)
  • Family Skeleton (1949)
  • Fire at Will (1950)
  • Look Back on Murder (1951)
  • Straw Man (1951)
  • Heavy, Heavy Hangs (1952)
  • Do Unto Others (1953)
  • Prescription: Murder (1953)
  • The Last Straw (1954)
  • Trick or Treat (1955)
  • Room for Murder (1955)
  • Unappointed Rounds (1956)
  • Method in Madness (1957)
  • My Neighbor's Wife (1957)
  • Black Mail (1958)
  • Did She Fall or Was She Pushed? (1959)
  • No Next of Kin (1959)
  • Dark Lady (1960)
  • Mrs. Meeker's Money (1961)
  • Find the Woman (1962)
  • Should Auld Acquaintance (1962)
  • Here Lies… (1963)
  • The Departure of Mr. Gaudette (1964)
  • The Hospitality of the House (1964)
  • Shadow of a Man (1965)
  • At Some Forgotten Door (1966)
  • The Magic Grandfather (1966)
  • Night of Clear Choice (1967)
  • Money for the Taking (1968)
  • Voice from the Grave (1968)
  • Two Little Children and How They Grew (1969)
  • Do Not Fold, Spindle, or Mutilate (1970)
  • The Chandler Policy (1971)
  • Three's a Crowd (1971)
  • The Day Miss Bessie Lewis Disappeared (1972)
  • Only Couples Need Apply (1973)
  • Don't Go Into the Woods Today (1974)
  • Cry for Help (1975)
  • Winifred (1976)

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeMarr, Mary Jean (2000). "Disney, Doris Miles". Novelguide.com. Retrieved September 17, 2011.

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