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Publication Order of Mr. and Mrs. North Books

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

Publication Order of Captain Heimrich Books

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

Publication Order of Bernard Simmons Books

Squire of Death (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plate of Red Herrings (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twice Retired (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Something Up a Sleeve (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death on the Hour (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Series written by Richard Lockridge.

Publication Order of Lieutenant Nathan Shapiro Books

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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Darling of Misfortune: Edwin Booth 1833-1893 (By: Richard Lockridge) (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

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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