Douglas G. Greene

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Douglas G. Greene (born 1944) is an American historian, editor, and author. He is married to Sandi Greene with whom he has a son, Eric and a daughter, Katherine,[1] and has an identical twin, David L. Greene, and a younger brother Paul.[2]

Greene is Emeritus Professor of History at Old Dominion University, specialising in Tudor and Stuart Britain.[3] He is a Charter Member of The International Wizard of Oz Club, founded in 1957, and he was a frequent contributor to The Baum Bugle. He is co-author of a biography of Oz illustrator W. W. Denslow and co-editor of stories and poems by Oz author Ruth Plumly Thompson. He was co-owner and editor of mystery publisher Crippen & Landru through 2017, continuing as senior editor beginning in 2018,[4] and has edited numerous Mystery fiction collections for both his own and other publishing houses. In 2014, the non-fiction anthology Mysteries Unlocked: Essays in Honor of Douglas G. Greene was released to celebrate his 70th birthday, with ten Edgar Award winning or nominated authors among those contributing.[5] Greene's biography John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles was nominated in 1996 for the Edgar Award Best Critical / Biographical Work.[6]


Selected bibliography[edit]

Books written or edited by Douglas G. Greene:

  • 2016 - The Bow Street Runner
  • 2015 - I Believe in Sherlock Holmes
  • 2014 - The Compleat Adventures of Solange Fontaine
  • 2014 - The Compleat Achievements of Luther Trant
  • 2012 - Before the Fact
  • 2010 - The Complete Deteckative Memoirs of Philo Gubb, Esquire
  • 2010 - The Adventures of Rogan Kincaid
  • 2003 - The Romance of the Secret Service Fund
  • 2003 - Sissajig and Other Surprises (with Ruth Berman)
  • 1999 - Classic Mystery Stories
  • 1999 - Grand Guignol (in Japanese)
  • 1999 - The Dead Hand and other Uncollected Stories (with Tony Medawar)
  • 1997 - Detection by Gaslight, The Great Victorian and Edwardian Detective Stories
  • 1995 - John Dickson Carr: The Man Who Explained Miracles
  • 1991 - Fell and Foul Play
  • 1991 - Merrivale, March and Murder
  • 1989 - The Collected Short Fiction of Ngaio Marsh; reprinted as Alleyn and Others
  • 1987 - Death Locked In, An Anthology of Locked Room Stories (with Robert Adey)
  • 1985 - The Wizard of Way Up and Other Wonders (with James E. Haff)
  • 1983 - The Dead Sleep Lightly and Other Mysteries from Radio’s Golden Age
  • 1980 - The Door to Doom and Other Detections
  • 1978 - The Meditations of Lady Elizabeth Delaval
  • 1977 - Diaries of the Popish Plot
  • 1976 - Bibliographia Oziana (with Peter E. Hanff)
  • 1976 - W. W. Denslow (with Michael Patrick Hearn)
  • 1974 - The Earl of Castlehaven's Memoirs of the Irish Wars


  1. ^ Terry, Mark. "Crippen & Landru Raising the Bar". Mystery Scene Mag. Retrieved 5 September 2015.
  2. ^ "David L. Greene and Douglas G. Greene". The International Wizard of Oz Club. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Detective Fiction Community Honors Greene with New Book". Old Dominion University. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ "ODU PROFESSOR GREENE, "SISTERS IN CRIME" RECEIVE GEORGE N. DOVE AWARD". Old Dominion University. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Mysteries Unlocked: Essays in Honor of Douglas G. Greene". Mystery Scene. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Search the Edgars Database!". Mystery Writers of America. Retrieved 4 September 2015.