Molly Thynne


Born
in Kensington, London, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1881

Died
January 01, 1950

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Mary ‘Molly’ Thynne was born in 1881, a member of the aristocracy, and related, on her mother’s side, to the painter James McNeil Whistler. She grew up in Kensington and at a young age met literary figures like Rudyard Kipling and Henry James.

Her first novel, An Uncertain Glory, was published in 1914, but she did not turn to crime fiction until The Draycott Murder Mystery, the first of six golden age mysteries she wrote and published in as many years, between 1928 and 1933. The last three of these featured Dr. Constantine, chess master and amateur sleuth par excellence.

Molly Thynne never married. She enjoyed travelling abroad, but spent most of her life in the village of Bovey Tracey, Devon, where she was finally laid to rest in 1950.

Average rating: 3.86 · 1,103 ratings · 171 reviews · 6 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Draycott Murder Mystery

3.94 avg rating — 248 ratings — published 1928 — 3 editions
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The Crime at the Noah’s Ark

3.82 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 1931 — 4 editions
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The Case of Sir Adam Braid

3.89 avg rating — 174 ratings — published 1930 — 2 editions
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He Dies and Makes no Sign

3.91 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 1933 — 2 editions
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Death in the Dentist's Chair

3.73 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 1932 — 2 editions
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The Murder on the Enriqueta

3.86 avg rating — 154 ratings — published 1929 — 2 editions
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The Crime at the Noah’s Ark Death in the Dentist's Chair He Dies and Makes no Sign
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“She's never been an atom of good to that child since the day she she was born and, in her present mood, she'd cast a blight over a Bacchanalian orgy!”
Molly Thynne, The Draycott Murder Mystery

“His speech was invariably limited to the smallest possible quantity of words, released grudgingly from his mouth as though each one was a very small mouse escaping from a capacious trap.”
Molly Thynne, Death in the Dentist's Chair

“Arkwright’s guffaw so startled an old gentleman at the next table that he swallowed his soup the wrong way and spent the rest of the meal in endeavouring to wither the detective with a streaming and indignant eye.”
Molly Thynne, Death in the Dentist's Chair
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