Dell Shannon


Born
in Aurora, Kane County, Illinois, The United States
March 10, 1921

Died
April 05, 1988

Genre


Pseudonym of Elizabeth Linington.

Barbara "Elizabeth" Linington (March 11, 1921 – April 5, 1988) was an American novelist. She was awarded runner-up scrolls for best first mystery novel from the Mystery Writers of America for her 1960 novel, Case Pending, which introduced her most popular series character, LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Luis Mendoza. Her 1961 book, Nightmare, and her 1962 novel, Knave of Hearts, another entry in the Mendoza series, were both nominated for Edgars in the Best Novel category. Regarded as the "Queen of the Procedurals," she was one of the first women to write police procedurals — a male-dominated genre of police-story writing.

Besides crime, Linington also took interest in archaeology, the occult, gemstones, antique
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Average rating: 4.0 · 2,872 ratings · 175 reviews · 57 distinct worksSimilar authors
Exploit of Death

3.90 avg rating — 82 ratings — published 1983 — 7 editions
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Mark of Murder

4.11 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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Death of a Busybody

3.79 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 1963 — 10 editions
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Root of All Evil

4.02 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1966 — 4 editions
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The Ace of Spades

3.82 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1961 — 10 editions
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Murder Most Strange

3.99 avg rating — 71 ratings — published 1981 — 6 editions
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Destiny of Death

3.93 avg rating — 70 ratings — published 1984 — 7 editions
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Coffin Corner

4.14 avg rating — 74 ratings — published 1966 — 2 editions
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Case Pending

4.02 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 1960 — 13 editions
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Appearances of Death

3.96 avg rating — 75 ratings — published 1977 — 7 editions
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