Mavis Doriel Hay


Born
in Potters Bar, Middlesex, The United Kingdom
January 01, 1894

Died
January 01, 1979

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Mavis Doriel Hay (1894-1979), who in early life lived in north London, was a novelist, who fleetingly lit up the golden age of British crime fiction. She attended St Hilda's, Oxford, around about the same time as Dorothy L Sayers was at Somerville.

She published only three detective novels, 'Murder Underground' (1934), 'Death on the Cherwell' (1935) and 'The Santa Klaus Murder' (1936). All three titles were well received on publication.

She was also an expert on rural handicraft and wrote several books on the subject including 'Rural Industries of England and Wales' with co-author Helen Elizabeth Fitzrandolph.

In 1929, she married her co-author's brother Archibald Menzies Fitzrandolph, a member of a wealthy and influential family of loyalist
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The Santa Klaus Murder

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Death on the Cherwell

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“I have often found that the best way to persuade anyone to do something they suspect is to explain that they really need not do it.”
Mavis Doriel Hay, The Santa Klaus Murder

“women were not permitted to be members of the university and become eligible for degrees until 1920—four”
Mavis Doriel Hay, Death on the Cherwell

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