Helen McCloy


Born
in New York City, New York, The United States
June 06, 1904

Died
December 01, 1994

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Helen McCloy, born as Helen Worrell Clarkson McCloy (she also published as Helen Clarkson), was an American mystery writer, whose series character Dr. Basil Willing debuted in Dance of Death (1938). Willing believes that "every criminal leaves psychic fingerprints, and he can't wear gloves to hide them." He appeared in 13 of McCloy's novels and in several of her short stories. McCloy often used the theme of doppelganger, but in the end of the story she showed a psychological or realistic explanation for the seemingly supernatural events. ...more

Average rating: 3.77 · 831 ratings · 203 reviews · 50 distinct worksSimilar authors
Through a Glass, Darkly (Dr...

3.76 avg rating — 176 ratings — published 1950 — 17 editions
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Dance of Death (Dr. Basil W...

3.92 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1938 — 10 editions
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Cue for Murder (Dr. Basil W...

3.92 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1942 — 11 editions
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The Deadly Truth

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1941 — 10 editions
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Mr. Splitfoot (Dr. Basil Wi...

3.63 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1968 — 8 editions
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Alias Basil Willing

3.81 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1951 — 7 editions
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The Man in the Moonlight

3.71 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 1940 — 7 editions
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Kaks kolmandikku vaimu

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The One That Got Away

3.86 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1945 — 6 editions
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The Goblin Market

3.74 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1942 — 5 editions
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Dance of Death The Man in the Moonlight The Deadly Truth Who's Calling? Cue for Murder The Goblin Market The One That Got Away
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