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.

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The Draycott Murder Mystery

3.98 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 1928 — 3 editions
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The Crime at the Noah's Ark

3.82 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1931 — 4 editions
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Death in the Dentist's Chair

3.75 avg rating — 107 ratings — published 1932 — 2 editions
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He Dies and Makes no Sign

3.92 avg rating — 97 ratings — published 1933 — 2 editions
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The Murder on the Enriqueta

3.89 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 1929 — 2 editions
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The Case of Sir Adam Braid

3.88 avg rating — 119 ratings — published 1930 — 2 editions
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“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

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