Helen MacInnes


Born
in The United Kingdom
October 07, 1907

Died
September 30, 1985

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Helen MacInnes was a Scottish-American author of espionage novels. She graduated from the University of Glasgow in Scotland in 1928 with a degree in French and German. A librarian, she married Professor Gilbert Highet in 1932 and moved with her husband to New York in 1937 so he could teach classics at Columbia University. She wrote her first novel, Above Suspicion, in 1939. She wrote many bestselling suspense novels and became an American citizen in 1951.


Average rating: 3.91 · 17,849 ratings · 896 reviews · 34 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Salzburg Connection

3.94 avg rating — 3,742 ratings — published 1968 — 28 editions
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Agent in Place

3.94 avg rating — 1,637 ratings — published 1976 — 23 editions
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Assignment in Brittany

3.99 avg rating — 1,685 ratings — published 1941 — 29 editions
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Above Suspicion

3.85 avg rating — 1,543 ratings — published 1941 — 31 editions
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Decision at Delphi

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The Venetian Affair

3.92 avg rating — 1,008 ratings — published 1963 — 31 editions
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The Snare of the Hunter

3.84 avg rating — 735 ratings — published 1974 — 25 editions
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While Still We Live

4.15 avg rating — 762 ratings — published 1944 — 20 editions
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Prelude to Terror

3.95 avg rating — 670 ratings — published 1978 — 25 editions
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Message from Malaga

3.77 avg rating — 599 ratings — published 1971 — 23 editions
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“Hardship and danger destroys fewer people than indulgence.”
Helen MacInnes, While Still We Live

“Americans by the very nature of the soft fat they collected around their brains along with all of their comforts, their total ignorance of historical meanings, their delusion that anarchists were either comic little men plotting nothings in a dark cellar or misunderstood cranks--how could Americans be taken seriously in a world of real politics?”
Helen MacInnes, Decision at Delphi

“I sometimes think that normal, everyday life is only a delusion. We walk on a think crust of earth which we call peace; and every now and again we can hear a rumble below our feet; and sometimes the crust splits and we see that, underneath there is a glowing inferno ready to erupt. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't, but it is always there.”
Helen MacInnes, Decision at Delphi

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