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Margot Bennett Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Time to Change Hats (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Away Went the Little Fish (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Pebble (1948)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Widow of Bath (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farewell Crown & Goodbye King (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Man Who Didn't Fly (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Way Back (1955)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Someone from the Past (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Summer's Earthquake (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Atomic Radiation (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Furious Masters (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Female Detective (By: Andrew Forrester) (1864)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret of High Eldersham / The Mystery of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Crofts) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Corpse in the Waxworks / The Waxworks Murder (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Crofts) (1933)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Crofts) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death in the Tunnel / Dark in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Crofts) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert) (1951)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons) (1957)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons) (1960)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons) (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards,Richard Marsh) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Resorting to Murder (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Silent Nights (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder at the Manor (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Serpents in Eden (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crimson Snow (By: Martin Edwards,Fergus Hume) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Foreign Bodies (By: Martin Edwards,Palle Rosenkrantz) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long Arm of the Law (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miraculous Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Continental Crimes (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood on the Tracks (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Measure of Malice (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - May 1954 - Vol. 6, No. 5(1954)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime(2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Margot Bennett was a Scottish born author and a screenwriter. She is known for writing crime, mystery, and thriller novels.

Margot was born on January 19, 1912, in Lenzie, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She attended school in Scotland as well as Australia.

Before she ever was a fiction writer, Margot was employed as an advertising copywriter in London and Sydney. When the Spanish Civil War arrived, she kept busy as a nurse and also functioned as a translator. She was a broadcaster for the Spanish Medical Aid. She was injured during the course of her nursework during the war when the truck she was in turned over and she was shot in both of her legs.

She wrote for the magazine Lilliput for several years between the course of 1943 and 1950. She is best known for writing her crime fiction during the forties and the fifties. She also wrote thrillers and contemporary literature and a science guide in 1964 called The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Atomic Radiation.

She also ventured into science fiction, seen in her novel The Long Way Back. This book featured the storyline of Africa colonizing Britain after a nuclear Holocaust. Her science fiction novel The Man Who Didn’t Fly did well among readers and got her nominated for a Gold Dagger Award.

She was reviewed in The New York Times in 1962, where Anthony Boucher named her as one of the top Englishwomen in the suspense field, also noting authors Joan Fleming, Nina Bawden, and Charity Blackstock in that category.

On top of being an author, Margot also wrote scripts for TV. She contributed to Maigret, Quick Before They Catch Us, Emergency-Ward 10, and Market in Honey Lane. She was also the second ever female author to be connected to the show Doctor Who in 1964, although the story that she was going to contribute never came to fruition.

Margot Bennett also wrote the screenplays for her adapted books, memorably The Widow of Bath.

She met her husband during the Spanish Civil War. This was when she met Richard Lawrence Bennett for the first time, an English writer and journalist. He had served the Spanish Republican Army and wrote broadcasts for Radio Catalan during the conflict. The two were married in Barcelona by a Republican soldier.

The couple had four children together, three sons and a daughter. One son would pass away from fighting muscular dystrophy.

The author supported left-wing politics and in particular the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Later she lived in London. Margot passed away on December 6. 1980.

The Long Way Back is a science fiction novel by Margot Bennett. It was published in 1954.

Somewhere in the future, humanity is in a dire way. The atomic blast that went off changed everything. Those of humanity that survived are left to deal with the fall out.

The book is set in the future, largely in Britain. As a tiny expedition from Africa sets out, their goal is to look for a civilization that existed before the blast.

During the course of their search of the dense forests. they find mutant animals and people who have reverted to the stone age. They also happen to find one survivor that seems intelligent enough at least.

Will Africa end up colonizing Britain in this sci fi fare? Get a copy of The Long Way Back to follow all of the twists and turns in this unique exploration of what could happen in nuclear bombs went off and destroyed the world.

The Man Who Didn’t Fly is a 1955 novel from author Margot Bennett.

Four men have made plans to fly to Dublin, but will things go as hoped? Not exactly. Their plane goes down in flames into the Irish Sea. Three of them were on the plane at the time.

The passengers on the plane are lost to the waves, with no way to find out their identity. So starts an investigation so they can find out who is living and who is dead, and there’s no real way to follow that beyond a few pieces of overheard talk and a family’s rendition of what happened prior to the flight.

Who is the man that chose not to fly to Dublin? What could he possibly have to gain? Would he have been willing to kill to get what he wants? This is a classic mystery tale that will have you turning the pages to find out what happens next and how it all ends!

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