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Margot Bennett Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of High Eldersham / The Mystery of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Description / Buy at Amazon
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Crofts) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Corpse in the Waxworks / The Waxworks Murder (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Description / Buy at Amazon
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Crofts) (1933)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Mr. Badman (By: William Fryer Harvey) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Crofts) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wheel Spins (By: Ethel Lina White) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in the Tunnel / Dark in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bats in the Belfry (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Crofts) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Description / Buy at Amazon
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder's a Swine (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Checkmate to Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fell Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by Matchlight (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fire in the Thatch (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert) (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Last Seen Wearing (By: Hillary Waugh) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Mill-Race (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crossed Skis (By: Carol Carnac) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Man Who Didn't Fly (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons) (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Capital Crimes (By: Martin Edwards,Richard Marsh) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resorting to Murder (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Silent Nights (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Manor (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Serpents in Eden (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crimson Snow (By: Martin Edwards,Fergus Hume) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foreign Bodies (By: Martin Edwards,Palle Rosenkrantz) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Arm of the Law (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Miraculous Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Continental Crimes (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood on the Tracks (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deep Waters (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Measure of Malice (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Settling Scores (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Two-Way Murder (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guilty Creatures (By: Martin Edwards) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Author (By: E.C.R. Lorac) (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction - May 1954 - Vol. 6, No. 5(1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Edinburgh Mystery: And Other Tales of Scottish Crime(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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