Doris Miles Disney

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Doris Miles Disney (December 22, 1907 – March 9, 1976) was an American mystery writer. She wrote 49 novels. Many of them were best sellers, and several were made into feature films or TV movies.[1]

She was born Doris Miles in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and married George J. Disney in 1936. She died in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Most of Disney's main characters were based on acquaintances of herself or her daughter, Elizabeth, a writer and theatrical actress. Disney had worked in the publicity field and in the insurance business, and one of the recurring sleuths in her novels was an insurance investigator.

(Doris Miles Disney should not be confused with journalist and marital advice columnist Dorothy Cameron Disney, no relation, who began her writing career as a mystery novelist.)

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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