Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Patricia Wentworth, Dorothy L. Sayers, Margery Allingham, British Library, Crime Classics, Martin Edwards

author pic

Joan Alice Cowdroy was born in London in 1884, the third child of Arthur Rathbone Cowdroy and Marie Grace Aiton.

The author wrote a series of well-received romantic novels in the 1920’s, but her career in crime fiction did not begin until 1930 with the publication of The Mystery of Sett which introduced one of her series detectives, Chief-Inspector Gorham. Her Asian detective, Mr. Moh, made his first appearance a year later and became a long-standing recurring sleuth in the author’s crime fiction.

Joan A. Cowdroy, a life-long spinster, died in Sussex in 1946.

titles available

cover

“Not content with mucking up my front garden with corpses, you dare to suggest that the wretched creature passed out in my house!”

buy now Ebook . Paperback

cover

“What earthly grounds are there for believing it to be murder! Great Scott, man! Accidental drowning is tragic enough! And the young lady, Miss Torrington, could swim like a fish too!”

buy now Ebook . Paperback