Book List in Order: 30 titles

  • When a magazine editor falls from his window, the case lands in the laps of Mr. and Mrs. North The body hits the pavement at 12:25 p.m., but Dorian Hunt doesn’t know a thing about it. She has come to the offices of Esprit magazine to deliver some s...



  • It’s curtains for a vain actor in this Nathan Shapiro whodunit—the final book written by the coauthor of the “excellent” Mr. and Mrs. North series (The New Yorker).  Nathan Shapiro might be the gloomiest member of Manhattan’s finest, b...


  • THE NORTHS HEAD SOUTH TO A CHIC RESORT -- AND A CLEVER, COLD-BLOODED MURDER Fishing to feed lazy pelicans didn't make much sense to Jerry, especially on vacation. But Pam was having a marvelous time. Until she found Dr. Edmund Piersal, a forensic ...


  • THE GUEST LIST WAS DISTINGUISHED -- BUT THE GUEST OF HONOR WAS A PAYNE IN THE NECK! Novelist Anthony Payne's murder didn't shock the stage and literary luminaries who graced the glamorous gathering. Was it the jealous ex-wife? . . . the irate auth...


  • THE CHILL WAS BARELY OFF THEIR MARTINIS WHEN THE CALL CAME FROM MANHATTAN HOMICIDE Pam and Jerry North left at once for the scene of a baffling murder -- the murder of none other than the impeccable John Blanchard, respected tennis tournament offi...


  • in Garden of Deadly Delights

    A DAZZLING BOUQUET OF MYSTERY AND MURDER Here, amid the lush, heady beauty of a garden setting, everything's coming up roses...or turning up corpses. Focusing on crime that flourishes amid the flora, this blooming collection of 19 tales provides m...


  • in More Mystery Cats

    Cats and crime make an irresistible combination in this second volume of Mystery Cats. Bestselling author Lilian Jackson Braun uses her favorite breed, the Siamese, to chill us with a tale of a sinister violin-playing villain who gets his comeuppance...


  • HE WAS AN EXPERT ON HYPNOSIS -- AND DEAD SET TO EXPERIMENT! The murder of wealthy psychology professor Jameson Elwell was as mystifying as his brilliant theories on post-hypnotic suggestion. Had he gone too far? Was one of his willing subjects pro...






  • When a television hostess is killed in their hotel, Mr. and Mrs. North investigate the murder of America’s girl next door From coast to coast, everyone in America knows the smiling face of Amanda Towne. The most celebrated interviewer on television...


  • The sleuthing couple’s hopes for a carefree cruise to Havana are sunk by a killer on board . . . Stepping out of her stateroom, Pamela North is rather disappointed to see a man with a sword. She had hoped this cruise would be a respit...


  • PUTTING A SHOW ON BROADWAY CAN BE BLOODY MURDER! Even an indisputable smash hit. Act I: the show's chief angel -- its richest investor -- engages the leading lady in an offstage romance. Act II: he makes a very final exit! Pam and Jerry North spo...


  • When their lawyer is murdered, Mr. and Mrs. North find that everyone in Manhattan is a suspect Jerry and Pamela North have targets on their backs. It’s not fair, but that’s what happens when you make a hobby out of catching killers. The murderers...


  • The murder of a notorious practical joker is no laughing matter in this “excellent series” starring a husband-and-wife detective team (The New Yorker). Byron Wilmot will do anything for a laugh. He’s a legend of practical jokes, notorious for o...


  • Before he dies, a murdered burglar puts Mrs. North in mortal danger The thief struts toward Broadway, confident his luck has finally begun to turn. Just a few hours earlier, he had been as scared as a trapped rat, cowering in a bathroom, hoping the h...


  • When a paleontologist is murdered, Mr. and Mrs. North go digging for his killer. The office of Dr. Orpheus Preson is filled with remains, the bones of long dead dinosaurs. He waves one of them at the NYPD detective, demanding the police stop the pers...


  • THAT SLEUTHING-AND-SOLVING PAIR ARE BACK -- WHERE HOME LIFE MEETS HOMICIDE, AND LOVE ISN'T ALWAYS LOVELY. Pam and Jerry North were lolling over an elegant brunch and planning a drive to the country when, once again, their plans were cut short. ...


  • A pet-shop owner is killed in his store, and Mr. and Mrs. North take it personally A smart businessman would never think to open a pet shop in the inconspicuous patch of Greenwich Village known as West Kepp Street, but J. K. Halder isn’t h...


  • Mr. and Mrs. North attempt to solve the case of a New Year’s Eve murder Freddie Haven has just crossed the Brooklyn Bridge when she sees a man she believes to be her fiancé, Sen. Bruce Kirkhill, on the sidewalk, walking alone through one...






  • SHE WAS A PERFECT LADY -- ACCUSED OF PERFECT MURDER! Tony Mott's murder left his widow sumptuously wealthy. And Pamela Mott had other reasons to kill the playboy restaurateur. Clearly, murder a la carte. But for Pam and Jerry North, the culprit ...


  • A Manhattan doctor dies of unnatural causes in this sophisticated mystery starring a sleuthing husband and wife. Dr. Andrew Gordon is an orderly man, and the women who work in his office can predict his movements as regularly as clockwork. So when Gr...


  • PAM AND JERRY MIXED THE DRYEST MARTINIS, ENTERTAINED THE WITTIEST FRIENDS -- AND SOLVED THE VERY BEST OF CRIMES! Now Pam and Jerry North, those dashing sleuths of café society, have teamed up with Homicide's Lieutenant Weigand, and everything -...


  • “One of the funniest and most satisfactory mysteries in this excellent series” set in 1940s Manhattan (The New Yorker). When he saw the Zeroes on his tail, Rick Hunter knew he had two choices: He could land on the carrier, inviting a Japanese att...


  • Mrs. North comes to the aid of a young boy accused of murdering his beloved Cleo Harper is nineteen, and pretty enough to catch any boy’s eye. But when the police find her, there’s a gash in her throat and blood on her clothes. Cleo’s been dead...


  • JERRY NORTH HAS STAGE FRIGHT -- WHEN THE STAGE IS A SETTING FOR MURDER! North Publications' author, Victor Leeds Sproul, was an international bon vivant with a malicious wit -- a man who made everyone he met feel slightly ridiculous. And when he f...


  • Mrs. North must protect her aunt from being poisonedwhether she likes it or not Pamela North has never worried about making sense. When she has a thought, she expresses it, and if no one in the room knows what she's talking about, it's no trouble ...


  • Mr. and Mrs. North win front-row seats to a murder on Broadway Dorian Hunt intends to marry Lt. William Weigand, and she doesn’t care how many murderers get in the way. Every time they’ve tried to tie the knot, her fiancé has let Jerry and Pamel...


  • For Mr. and Mrs. North, there’s no vacation from murder In a remote cabin far from New York City, Jerry and Pamela North are getting killed. On the brink of annihilation, they grit their teeth and battle back. In a minute, the fight is finished—a...


  • At a swanky rooftop restaurant in New York, a pair of husband-and-wife sleuths must find out who spiked a woman’s drink with murder . . .   There’s a stunning view from the top of the Ritz-Plaza Hotel, but it pales in ...






  • A sophisticated 1930s Greenwich Village couple finds an inconvenient body in their upstairs bathtub in the first installment of an “excellent series” (The New Yorker). Jerry and Pamela North’s upstairs apartment has been empty as long as they c...