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Publication Order of Mr. and Mrs. North Books

Mr. and Mrs. North (By: Richard Lockridge) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr. and Mrs. North (By: Richard Lockridge) (1936)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Norths Meet Murder (1940)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Out of Turn (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Pinch of Poison (1941)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Aisle (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hanged for a Sheep (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Takes a Bow (1943)Description / Buy at Amazon
Killing the Goose (1944)Description / Buy at Amazon
Payoff for the Banker (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of a Tall Man (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Within Murder (1946)Description / Buy at Amazon
Untidy Murder (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Is Served (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dishonest Murderer (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in a Hurry (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Comes First (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead as a Dinosaur (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Has a Small Voice (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Curtain for a Jester (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Key to Death (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death of an Angel / Mr. & Mrs. North and the Poisoned Playboy (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder, Murder, Murder: The Norths Meet Murder / Murder Out of Turn / A Pinch of Poison (By: Richard Lockridge) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder, Murder, Murder: The Norths Meet Murder / Murder Out of Turn / A Pinch of Poison (By: Richard Lockridge) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder, Murder, Murder: The Norths Meet Murder / Murder Out of Turn / A Pinch of Poison (By: Richard Lockridge) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Voyage Into Violence (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Long Skeleton (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Suggested / Murder is Suggested (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Judge is Reversed (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Has Its Points (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
A North Quartet: The Long Skeleton / Murder is Suggested / Murder has its Points / Murder by the Book (By: Richard Lockridge) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder by the Book (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Captain Heimrich Books

with Richard Lockridge
Think of Death (1947)Description / Buy at Amazon
I Want to Go Home (1948)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spin Your Web, Lady (By: Richard Lockridge) (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spin Your Web, Lady (By: Richard Lockridge) (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spin Your Web, Lady! (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
Foggy, Foggy Death (By: Richard Lockridge) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Client is Cancelled (By: Richard Lockridge) (1951)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death by Association / Trial by Terror (By: Richard Lockridge) (1952)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stand Up And Die (With: Richard Lockridge) (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death and the Gentle Bull / Killer in the Straw (1954)Description / Buy at Amazon
Burnt Offering (By: Richard Lockridge) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Let Dead Enough Alone (With: Richard Lockridge) (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Practise to Deceive (By: Richard Lockridge) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Practise to Deceive (By: Richard Lockridge) (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Practice to Deceive (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Accent on Murder (By: Richard Lockridge) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Show Red For Danger (With: Richard Lockridge) (1960)Description / Buy at Amazon
With One Stone / No Dignity in Death (By: Richard Lockridge) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Distant Clue (By: Richard Lockridge) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Come, First Kill (With: Richard Lockridge) (1963)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Can't Wait (With: Richard Lockridge) (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Roundabout (With: Richard Lockridge) (1966)Description / Buy at Amazon
With Option to Die (With: Richard Lockridge) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Risky Way to Kill (With: Richard Lockridge) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inspector's Holiday (With: Richard Lockridge) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Not I Said The Sparrow (With: Richard Lockridge) (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Run (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tenth Life (With: Richard Lockridge) (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Run (By: Richard Lockridge) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Bernard Simmons Books

Squire of Death (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
Plate of Red Herrings (With: Richard Lockridge) (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twice Retired (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Something Up a Sleeve (With: Richard Lockridge) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death on the Hour (With: Richard Lockridge) (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Series written by Richard Lockridge.

Publication Order of Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro Books

The Faceless Adversary / Case of the Murdered Redhead (With: Richard Lockridge) (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder and Blueberry Pie / Call It Coincidence (With: Richard Lockridge) (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Drill is Death (With: Richard Lockridge) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder for Art's Sake (By: Richard Lockridge) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Die Laughing (By: Richard Lockridge) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Preach No More (By: Richard Lockridge) (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Write Murder Down (With: Richard Lockridge) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Or Was He Pushed? (By: Richard Lockridge) (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Streak of Light (By: Richard Lockridge) (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Old Die Young (By: Richard Lockridge) (1980)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Death in the Mind (By: Richard Lockridge,G.H. Estabrooks) (1945)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Matter of Taste (By: Richard Lockridge) (1949)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tangled Cord (1957)Description / Buy at Amazon
Catch as Catch Can (With: Richard Lockridge) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Innocent House (1959)Description / Buy at Amazon
And Left for Dead (With: Richard Lockridge) (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Night of Shadows (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ticking Clock (1962)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devious Ones / Four Hours to Fear (1964)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quest of the Bogeyman (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
One Lady, Two Cats (By: Richard Lockridge) (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in False Face (By: Richard Lockridge) (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death in a Sunny Place (By: Richard Lockridge) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Troubled Journey (By: Richard Lockridge) (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Cats and People (With: Richard Lockridge) (1950)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darling of Misfortune: Edwin Booth 1833-1893 (By: Richard Lockridge) (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon

Richard and Frances Lockridge are two authors that are known for collaborating together as well as their individual work. They are American writers. They were also husband and wife that worked together frequently.

Richard was born in 1898 and passed away in 1982, surviving his wife. He was born in St. Joseph in Missouri. He is known for writing detective fiction. He also wrote novels under the publishing pen name of Francis Richards, which he shared with his wife. Frances was born in 1896 and passed away in 1963.

The Lockridges are the creators of the Mr. and Mrs. North series. This murder mystery series kicked off in 1940 with the release of the first novel in the series where the readers get to meet the Norths for the first time. The second novel came out shortly after and the pair wrote countless installments in the series for years and years.

The series was also made into a television series and a 1942 movie. A made for television movie was released in 1946 of the same name.

The Norths Meet Murder is the enticing first novel in the North series by Frances and Richard Lockridge. Check out the popular debut installment in an extremely long and well received series that has stood the test of time.

Check out the main detective in this book first, Lieutenant Weigand. He works for the police department of New York City and just generally does police work. Meanwhile, the Norths live in an old house that has a top floor studio. The house has generally been left pretty empty, so Mrs. North thinks that it’s the perfect time to have a party.

It would at least serve to liven up the home and she goes up with her husband (who is of course the Mr. North) and they go to look at the top floor studio. They’re hoping that it’s not going to be too much trouble to clean out for an upcoming party, but they are in for a huge shock.

The Norths are freaked out when the minute that they open the door to the studio, they find a dead body. It’s not just any dead body but a man in the tub that had clearly been murdered. The two of them have no idea how this even happened– when would it have happened and who even had the motive to do it?

The Norths are not happy to find this body in their home and it’s going to make cleaning up for the party a lot more difficult. It doesn’t exactly set a festive mood in place. The couple has no idea who the dead person actually was in life and there’s nothing on the body to help them to identify it.

So the two just have nothing to work with and have no choice but to call the police in. Detective Weigand has been summoned to check out the death and as soon as he gets there, he starts working on the case. This guy has a way of getting information out of a scene and seeing things that no one else would customarily pick up on.

Can this detective and this married couple get the job done and figure out who is the person responsible for the corpse that they found on the top floor? You’re going to have to check out this exciting murder mystery novel for yourself in order to find out!

Murder Out of Turn is the sequel in the North series by the married writing team, the Lockridges. If you loved the first novel then you should definitely check out this second installment of the series.

The Norths are no strangers to things getting a little crazy. After all, readers saw in the first novel that they just wanted to be able to throw a party but instead found a dead body. They’re used to things not turning out exactly the way that you want them too.

Pamela and Jerry North are hoping to find some serenity and down time in a little rest and relaxation. Why not take a vacation after the craziness that they just went through? They’re hanging out a long way from New York and spending some time in a cabin in the middle of nowhere.

They just wanted to have a break from all of the madness, and instead someone’s out here trying to destroy them. The married couple have no choice but to fight back like mad men if they want to survive the battle. The only thing is, they’re playing tennis– not fighting off a killer.

The two of them do what they can and fight to the end. As a result, they are awarded the title of champions for mixed doubles. A light hearted moment of happiness and fun for a vacation that has been just what they wanted. The Norths take off from the court and keep going, intending to enjoy their break for as long as they can.

When it comes to their regular life, they aren’t anxious to get back. But will being on the tennis court be the high point of their entire vacation? This getaway might just be on the verge of getting away from them. With all of that fun being had and the glow of victory upon them, the Norths have no idea how close murder really is.

They’re not just on this retreat alone. The couple have invited their friends to come and enjoy this vacation along with them. This includes their friend Lt. Weigand, a doctor, and a former aviator. They do end up showing and all is well and good for a while. However, it’s only a matter of time before the snake comes into the garden and ruins it all.

The Lieutenant finds a woman on the pathway lying there. She’s dead, with a knife stuck into her back. When it comes to murder, can the Norths and their friends find the person who did this? They’ve got to or this vacation might really be done for good. Pick up this novel by the Lockridges to find out what happens!

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