Book List in Order: 23 titles


  • 'Beware of passion that's both meek and wild'...thought Scotland Yard's Inspector Septimus Finch about the man who murdered lovely Lisa Harcourt. Tomorrow her divorce from elderly Francis Harcourt would have been final; tonight she lay horribly dead...



  • Louise Winter was quite aware that the large, pale gray envelope she held in her hands was more than just an invitation. It had been sent by a woman named Margaret Forest, who claimed to be the sister of Louiseā€™s mother. Louise was always moved by ...



  • Everyone close to Consuelo Buckler despised her--specifically, her three stepsons and their wives. When she was murdered, the family compound was the place to look for the killer. At once, the finger of suspicion pointed to Harriet Buckler--poor, bea...



  • The moment she opened the door to the cottage, Antonia's idyllic vacation turned into a nightmare of terror. Her beautiful, amoral roommate was missing, and a jilted lover, his bitter ex-wife, and other inhabitants of the quaint village had motives f...



  • Mary Fielding was four years dead, but her restless spirit still permeated the halls of the shaded mansion. Her death was as brutal and sudden as her life had been reckless and romantic. Even now, she drew together all those whose lives were touched ...



  • If Victoria Digby had remembered that some things are better left forgotten--she might still be alive ! Somewhere in the dark labyrinthine halls of Old House a terrible, nameless corruption lurked. Victoria could feel it--threatening and ugly. A f...



  • "MRS. CRANE IS DEAD. DO NOT SEND NURSE." At best the telegram was a cruel joke; at worst a cryptic message warning Louise Morton to stay away from her new job at Tammerton Hall. When Inspector Finch was called to the sinister old mansion to inv...



  • The clan had gathered to celebrate glamorous Loretta Stourbridge's marriage --her third. It was important to all of them that the ceremony go off without a hitch, and especially so to Loretta, for there was a great deal of money involved. But sudd...



  • It was quite possible that Aunt Alice died of natural causes--until Augusta Parrish stumbled onto some clues that added up to murder. But she remained strangely silent, as if burdened by some terrible secret. And then two others died--and a ghostly w...







  • OLD MRS. OMMANNEY IS DEAD After the death of her husband, beautiful Camilla Ommanney returned to Hammerford to start a new life--only to find herself followed constantly and wordlessly by John Marquis, the survivor of the accident that had left h...



  • Meg met Freddie Dawes when he inherited Fletton House, an old hotel which housed a family ghost. It all seemed a bit of a lark at first--a spectral ancestor who tended bar --until murder turned laughter to terror and blighted their future together wi...



  • On the night of her elegant coming-out party, Helen Simpson, young mistress of ancient Picts Court, realized that someone was trying to kill her. Who was the lurker in the shadows? It could have been any of the greedy relatives she supported, any ...



  • When Leslie came to visit her eccentric relations, the Pleydens, she found them at the mercy of a mysterious and terrifying madman who struck only at the female members of their ancient, eerie house. Suddenly it became all too apparent that the beaut...



  • THE BLACK MELAFAUNTS...BLACK HAIRED AND BLACK TEMPERED... Beautiful young Romala Melafaunt came to Lorne Abbey, the ancestral manor on the wild Cornish moors, to visit her distant cousin Giles, and almost against her will she found herself drawn t...



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    The 1970s are a strange time to be concerned with hundred- year- old family curses. Especially when they were the work of a man like Morton Barnay whose obsession with devil worship and hatred of his sister, Elizabeth Gilderoy, led him to damn her an...



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    Noel Craig had always believed she was destined to lead a rich and happy life. Victim of a lonely childhood, her heart reached out to find love and affection in everyone she met. Then out of the bleak shadows of a rainy evening came a hearse with ...



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    There is no better whodunit than the old-fashioned English manor house classic if done as superbly as Margaret Erskine does this one. Rich, eccentric family, feudal castle, wayward daughters of two generations, and finally the matriarch of the clan k...



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    When Kate Cadell came from her father's modest vicarage to her grandfather's house in Victoria Square, she never dreamed she would bring to the family a terrifying reminder. Kate was the image of her great-grandmother Rosette, one of the greatest act...



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    On the night of her elegant coming-out party, Helen Simpson, young mistress of ancient Picts Court, realized that someone was trying to kill her. Who was the lurker in the shadows? It could have been any of the greedy relatives she supported, any ...







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    An innocent question sent Inspector Septimus Finch on a friendly visit to the menage a trois and plunged him into malignant shadows cast by an ancient ghost, a missing diary, and a secret room. Winifred Gore, lady novelist, possessed enough fertil...



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    A strange house, filled with ancient sin - and in it, a frightened girl fighting an evil force she could not see or touch.... No. 9 Belmont Square was very old, and so was everyone in it - all but Sara Harkness, and to her fell the responsibility ...



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    Sherry Fielden's life had been as serene and untroubled as her heart was untouched by passion, until Kenneth Dean asked to paint her portrait. But when Dean was found murdered Sherry was insidiously drawn into the tangled and twisted secrets of the d...



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    'Beware of passion that's both meek and wild'...thought Scotland Yard's Inspector Septimus Finch about the man who murdered lovely Lisa Harcourt. Tomorrow her divorce from elderly Francis Harcourt would have been final; tonight she lay horribly dead...


Complete Series List in Order

Inspector Finch

The Voice of the House (1947)
Give Up the Ghost (1949)
The Silver Ladies (1951)
Don't Look Behind You / Look Behind You Lady (1952)
Old Mrs. Ommanney Is Dead (1955)
The Voice of Murder (1956)
Sleep No More (1958)
The Family at Tammerton (1965)
The Ewe Lamb (1968)
Harriet Farewell (1975)