Elizabeth Ferrars





Elizabeth Ferrars

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born
in Rangoon
September 06, 1907

died
March 30, 1995

gender
female

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About this author

Aka E.X. Ferrars.

Born Morna Doris McTaggart in Rangoon, Burma of a Scottish father and an Irish-German mother, she grew up in England where she moved at age six. She attended Bedales school and then took a diploma in journalism at London University.

Her first two novels, 'Turn Single' (1932) and 'Broken Music' (1934), came out under her own name, Morna McTaggart. In the early 1930s she married her first husband but she left him, moved to Belsize Park in London and lived with Dr Robert Brown, a lecturer in botany at Bedford College in 1942. She eventually divorced her first husband in October 1945 and married Dr, later Professor, Brown.

It was in 1940 that her first crime novel 'Give a Corpse a Bad Name' was published under the pseudonymn that...more


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Neck in a Noose
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1942 — 7 editions
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Remove The Bodies
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The Crime and the Crystal
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