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Lockridge, Richard 1898-1982

Overview
Works: 225 works in 1,010 publications in 6 languages and 39,031 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Biography  Legends  Detective and mystery fiction  Novels  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3523.O243, 813.52
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Publications about Richard Lockridge
Publications by Richard Lockridge
Publications by Richard Lockridge, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Richard Lockridge
Murder by the book : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
16 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 899 libraries worldwide
A Mr. and Mrs. North Mystery
Die laughing by Richard Lockridge( Book )
10 editions published between 1969 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 libraries worldwide
When Jennifer Singleton, whose magical laugh and phenomenal beauty had made her the darling of the American stage, is found murdered on a Sunday afternoon and her young gardener is caught running away from her house, it looks like a simple case of robbery-homicide. But Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro of the New York Police Department, with a gentle nudge from his wife, Rose, begins to wonder if things really are as simple as they appear
The judge is reversed : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
10 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in English and held by 850 libraries worldwide
Attending a prestigious cat show in search of a Siamese, Pam North meets John Blanchard, the show's judge, never dreaming that the man will soon be found murdered
Murder can't wait : a Captain Heimrich mystery by Richard Lockridge( Book )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1992 in English and French and held by 843 libraries worldwide
Dead as a dinosaur : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
16 editions published between 1952 and 2016 in English and French and held by 784 libraries worldwide
When a paleontologist is murdered, Mr. and Mrs. North go digging for his killer The office of Dr. Orpheus Preson is filled with remains, the bones of long dead dinosaurs. He waves one of them at the NYPD detective, demanding the police stop the person who's been sending workmen to his house--an endless parade of bricklayers, butlers, French tutors, and tree surgeons, none of whom Preson hired, and all of whom expect payment. There's nothing law enforcement can do, which means it's time to call the only two people in New York who can help: Pamela and Jerry North. A fashionable literary couple who's made a habit of solving mysteries between martinis, the Norths have known Dr. Preson since Jerry published his first book. The amateur detectives vow to do what they can for the perturbed paleontologist, but it's too little too late. When Dr. Preson is found murdered, the Norths will find that the poor man had more than one kind of skeleton in his closet. Dead as a Dinosaur is the 16th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Death has a small voice : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
23 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 783 libraries worldwide
Before he dies, a murdered burglar puts Mrs. North in mortal danger The thief struts toward Broadway, confident his luck has finally begun to turn. Just a few hours earlier, he had been as scared as a trapped rat, cowering in a bathroom, hoping the homeowners would go to bed without finding him. He got lucky, and he got away with his mark: a flimsy little piece of plastic that's worth more money than he's ever had at one time. But before he reaches his destination, he'll be left for dead on the sidewalk. As his last act, he drops his loot in the mail. The package is marked for Pamela North, the slightly daffy amateur sleuth who always nabs the killer, even if she never quite gets to the point. One man has already died for this mysterious item, and as soon as it lands in her mailbox, she'll be in danger of joining him. Death Has a Small Voice is the 18th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Murder in a hurry : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
12 editions published between 1950 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 761 libraries worldwide
A pet-shop owner is killed in his store, and Mr. and Mrs. North take it personally A smart businessman would never think to open a pet shop in the inconspicuous patch of Greenwich Village known as West Kepp Street, but J. K. Halder isn{u2019}t here to make money. A millionaire animal lover, he keeps the shop as a hobby, even though it{u2019}s fate hangs perpetually in the balance. As it happens, Halder won{u2019}t see it through the end. He has just opened the shop for the day when his final customer enters. Halder knows the visitor by sight, and he also knows that nothing he can say will save his life. There are dozens of witnesses to the murder, but luckily for the killer, animals don{u2019}t talk. It will take a peculiar kind of detective to unravel this unusual murder, and there{u2019}s no sleuth more peculiar than Pamela North. She and her husband love animals nearly as much as Halder did, and they{u2019}ll go to any length to avenge his death. Murder in a Hurry is the 14th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
A key to death : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
14 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and held by 758 libraries worldwide
Pam and Jerry North, friends and clients of the late Mr. Ingraham, rely on Pam's "woman's intuition" to put together the puzzle pieces and make sense of the gold key found in Ingraham's office
The dishonest murderer : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
19 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Mr. and Mrs. North attempt to solve the case of a New Year{u2019}s Eve murder Freddie Haven has just crossed the Brooklyn Bridge when she sees a man she believes to be her fiancé, Sen. Bruce Kirkhill, on the sidewalk, walking alone through one of Manhattan{u2019}s vilest slums. It seems impossible that the shabby figure is actually Bruce, and Freddie tries to put the sight out of her mind. She prepares herself for her father{u2019}s New Year{u2019}s Eve party, and waits for her husband-to-be to arrive. But the senator never shows. Bruce is found dead in a doorway not far from the Bowery. What was he doing in the wrong part of town, and why was he dressed in a bum{u2019}s shabby suit? Freddie begs for help from Mr. and Mrs. North, amateur sleuths who catch killers between sipping martinis. But is she ready to discover that the senator had a secret the shadows of the Bowery weren{u2019}t dark enough to hide? The Dishonest Murderer is the 13th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Murder has its points : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
13 editions published between 1961 and 2016 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Mr. and Mrs. North chase a gunman who killed an author in the middle of his book launch Looking around the Hotel Dumont, Pamela North sees plenty of people she might like to murder. That's what happens when she's left alone at a book party, bored to tears. Her husband is a publisher, and when he's late to an event, all she can do is look from critic to critic and think that, as messy as it can be, homicide has its advantages. She needn't worry; a good killing will come along soon. The party to celebrate Anthony Payne's latest release is just winding down when the shooter strikes. Payne is midsentence when he drops, a bullet hole in his bald head. And with a single shot, there's more than enough blood to wash away all the evening's tedium--and send the Norths on the hunt for a long-distance killer. Murder Has Its Points is the 25th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Curtain for a jester : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
10 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 715 libraries worldwide
The Norths investigate the murder of Byron Wilmot whose malicious practical jokes have created a long list of suspects
The tenth life by Richard Lockridge( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 708 libraries worldwide
Mystery: Death and mysterious disappearances confront Mr. and Mrs. North at the animal clinic
Or was he pushed? by Richard Lockridge( Book )
7 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro and Detective Tony Cook Cautiously question colleagues, employees, and other enemies of the late advertising executive who jumped, fell, or was pushed from his twenty-third-floor office window
Not I, said the sparrow; an Inspector Heimrich mystery by Richard Lockridge( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Write murder down by Richard Lockridge( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
When the body of a best-selling novelist is found, Lieutenant Shapiro searches for clues to support his theory that she was murdered
The old die young by Richard Lockridge( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
New York City detective Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro plunges into the glittering, surrealistic world of the theater as he investigates the suspicious death of Clive Branson, a celebrated actor starring in the Broadway production of Summer Solstice
The Norths meet murder by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
22 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 655 libraries worldwide
A murdered man is found in the North's bathtub. The only clues are sooty footprints of their black cat, Pete, on the windowsill. With no other clues, not even the identity of the corpse, the Norths begin to weave a web to catch the killer
A streak of light by Richard Lockridge( Book )
7 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in English and held by 649 libraries worldwide
After a right-wing political columist is shot at his desk, two Manhattan South detectives find no better clue than a streak of light shining under a door
Murder comes first : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
12 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 645 libraries worldwide
When an old widow is murdered, Mr. and Mrs. North work to prove a trio of aunts innocent of the crime Jerry and Pamela North have tangled with countless murderers, blackmailers, and thieves, but nothing could prepare them for a weekend with Pamela's aunts. Thelma, Lucinda, and Pennina sweep into town like hurricanes, and take no notice of the destruction they cause. No amount of martinis can soothe Pamela and Jerry's rattled nerves, and when the martinis stop working, the Norths are in trouble. The aunts are in town to see their old friend Grace Logan, a widow whose temperament is as cold as iced gin. But while sipping tea, Grace does something terribly out of character. She seizes up, gasps for air, and dies. When the trio of aunts is implicated in her poisoning, it falls to the Norths to clear their names--and get them out of Manhattan forever. Murder Comes First is the 15th book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
Murder is suggested : a Mr. and Mrs. North mystery by Frances Louise Davis Lockridge( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 621 libraries worldwide
Mr. and Mrs. North work with the New York Police Department to investigate a hypnotic murder As far as NYPD captain William Weigand is concerned, there's nothing more inconvenient than a murder victim with a name. Names--not just ordinary names, but boldfaced names--mean headlines, and headlines mean headaches. Prof. Jameson Elwell was a boldfaced name of the first order, a celebrity psychologist who took the unusual step of reporting his own murder. Moments after he was shot, he called the police department, but he wasn't able to say who killed him before he breathed his last. At least Weigand can be thankful that Jerry and Pamela North aren't involved yet. Once they learn of the circumstances of Elwell's death, and hear the rumors that hypnosis was involved, the amateur sleuths won't be able to help sticking their noses into the case. They may find the killer, but it will all be very inconvenient indeed. Murder Is Suggested is the 23rd book in the Mr. and Mrs. North Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Richards, Francis

Richard Lockridge Amerikaans schrijver (1898-1963)
Richard Lockridge amerikansk författare
Richard Lockridge amerikansk skribent
Richard Lockridge écrivain américain
Richard Lockridge scrittore statunitense
Ричард Локридж
ロックリッジ, R
ロックリッジ, リチャード
Languages
English (252)
French (5)
German (3)
Japanese (3)
Finnish (2)
Italian (1)
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