Individual Author Record

General Information
Pen Name: Lesley Egan, Anne Blaisdell, Dell Shannon, Egan O`Neill, W.H. Allen, Ann Blaisdell
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Born: March 11, 1921 in Aurora, Illinois
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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
 The Proud Man, 1955 written as Elizabeth Linington
 The Long Watch, 1956  written as Elizabeth Linington
 The Anglophile, Messner, 1957  written as Egan O'Neill
 Case Pending, 1960  written as Dell Shannon
 The Ace of Spades, 1961  written as Dell Shannon
 Nightmare, 1961  written as Anne Blaisdell
 The Borrowed Alibi, 1961  written as Lesley Egan
 A Case for Appeal, 1962  written as Lesley Egan
 Against the Evidence, 1962 written as Lesley Egan
 Extra Kill, 1962  written as Dell Shannon
 Knave of Hearts, 1962  written as Dell Shannon
 Death of a Busybody, 1963  written as Dell Shannon
 Double Bluff, 1963  written as Dell Shannon
 Run to Evil, 1963  written as Lesley Egan
 My Name Is Death, 1964  written as Lesley Egan
 Greenmask!, 1964  written as Elizabeth Linington
 No Evil Angel, 1964 written as Elizabeth Linington
 Mark of Murder, 1964  written as Dell Shannon
 Root of All Evil, 1964  written as Dell Shannon
 Come to Think of It, Western Island Pub., 1965  written as Elizabeth Linington
 The DeathBringers, 1965  written as Dell Shannon
 Death by Inches, 1965  written as Dell Shannon
 Detective's Due, 1965  written as Lesley Egan
 Some Avenger, Rise!, 1966  written as Lesley Egan
 Date with Death, 1966  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Coffin Corner, 1966  written as Dell Shannon
 With a Vengeance, 1966  written as Dell Shannon
 Chance to Kill, 1967  written as Dell Shannon
 Rain with Violence, 1967  written as Dell Shannon
 Something Wrong, 1967  written as Elizabeth Linington
 The Nameless Ones, 1967  written as Lesley Egan
 A Serious Investigation, 1968 written as Lesley Egan
 Policeman's Lot, 1968  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Kill with Kindness, 1968  written as Dell Shannon
 Crime on Their Hands, 1969  written as Dell Shannon
 Schooled to Kill, 1969  written as Dell Shannon
 The Wine of Violence, 1969  written as Lesley Egan
 In the Death of a Man, 1970  written as Lesley Egan
 Unexpected Death, 1970  written as Dell Shannon
 Whim to Kill, 1971  written as Dell Shannon
 The Ringer, Morrow, 1971  written as Dell Shannon
 Malicious Mischief, 1971  written as Lesley Egan
 Practice to Deceive, 1971 written as Elizabeth Linington
 Italic textPaper Chase, 1972  written as Lesley Egan
 Murder with Love, 1972  written as Dell Shannon
 With Intent to Kill, 1972  written as Dell Shannon
 No Holiday for Crime, 1973  written as Dell Shannon
 Italic textSpring of Violence, 1973  written as Dell Shannon
 Crime by Chance, 1973  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Crime File, 1974  written as Dell Shannon
 Deuces Wild, 1975  written as Dell Shannon
 Streets of Death, 1976  written as Dell Shannon
 Scenes of Crime, Doubleday, 1976  written as Lesley Egan
 The Blind Search, Doubleday, 1977  written as Lesley Egan
 Perchance of Death, 1977  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Appearances of Death, 1977  written as Dell Shannon
 Cold Trail, 1978  written as Dell Shannon
 Look Back on Death, 1978  written as Lesley Egan
 A Dream Apart, 1978  written as Lesley Egan
 The Hunters and the Hunted, 1979  written as Lesley Egan
 No Villain Need Be, 1979  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Felony at Random, 1979  written as Dell Shannon
 Felony File, 1980  written as Dell Shannon
 Consequence of Crime, 1980  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Motive in Shadow, 1980  written as Lesley Egan
 A Choice of Crimes, 1980 written as Lesley Egan
 The Miser, 1981  written as Lesley Egan
 Murder Most Strange, 1981  written as Dell Shannon
 The Motive on Record, 1982  written as Dell Shannon
 Random Death, 1982 written as Lesley Egan
 Skeletons in the Closet, 1982  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Little Boy Lost, 1983  written as Lesley Egan
 Exploit of Death, 1983  written as Dell Shannon
 Destiny of Death, 1984  written as Dell Shannon
 Crime for Christmas, 1984 written as Lesley Egan
 Felony Report, 1984  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Chain of Violence, 1985  written as Lesley Egan
 The Wine of Life, 1985  written as Lesley Egan
 Chaos of Crime, 1985  written as Dell Shannon
 Blood Count, 1986  written as Dell Shannon
 Strange Felony, Doubleday, 1986  written as Elizabeth Linington
 Murder by the Tale, Morrow, 1987  written as Dell Shannon
 The Scalpel and the Sword, Morrow, 1987  written as Dell Shannon
 Alter Ego, Mystery Guild, 1988  written as Elizabeth Linington
 The Manson Curse, 1990  written as Dell Shannon
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
ISBN: B0006C0LVU
Morrow. 1971
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Strange Felony
ISBN: 0385232659
Doubleday. 1986
Sergeant Ivor Maddox of the LAPD is faced with an amorous burglar, assorted street gangs, a childmolesting school principal, a missing girl, and a decapitated woman


Alter ego
ISBN: B0006ER4TA
Mystery Guild. 1988
Alter ego


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

Awards
 Runnerup scrolls for best mystery novel from the Mystery Writers of America for Nightmare and Knave of Hearts.