Happy 80th, Marianne MacDonald! (Canadian-British mystery writer)

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Jul 9, 2014, 9:49:25 PM7/9/14
Aka Marianne Korn. Born in Kenora, Ontario, she now lives in West London.

She's primarily known for her adult mysteries.

(this includes a brief bio and info about her adult books)

(photo and some juvenile book covers)


(translation of German Wikipedia entry - it has more information!)

(includes cover of "Smuggler's Cove")

(cover of "Black Bass Rock")



Black Bass Rock, Macmillan (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1952.
("The story of a fourteen year old girl named Pam and the adventures she has sailing her dinghy with her brother and solving the mystery of some stolen sailboats. This is the Canadian-born author's first book, published when she was just eighteen.")

Smugglers Cove, Macmillan (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1955.
("Kathy and Bert are not looking forward to their summer holiday. Staying at Smuggler's Cove means spending the whole summer away from the riding stable. However, New Brunswick is rather better than they imagine. They're able to ride two beautiful horses, and together with their new friend Jim, explore the countryside and practise for the upcoming show. Then strange men appear on the cliffs, and there are mysterious lights from the sea at night. Have they stumbled across diamond smugglers? ")

The Treasure of Ur, Macmillan (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1958.

The Pirate Queen, Barron's (Hauppauge, NY), 1991.
("This children's picture book tells the story of Maggie, captain of a crew of desperate pirates. They sail the high seas in search of the treasure fleet in their ship.")

The Eighty Nine Pennies of Emma Jones, Heinemann (London, England), 1992, published as Dragon for Sale, Troll (New York, NY), 1998.
("Emma desperately wants a puppy but it's out of the question because during the day she's in school and both of her parents work. It won't be fair to leave the puppy alone all day, her parents told her. Still determined, she takes all 98 pennies out of her elephant bank, and starts out early in the morning to go to a pet shop with the intention of buying a puppy. She ends up with what she thinks is a little green lizard. Well, the lizard, named Fair, grows and grows and eats and eats. Eventually Fair become a big, fire breathing dragon. Now what?")

The Witch Repair, Heinemann (London, England), 1995.
("Katie Rose, eight-going-on-nine, is not happy. She has to make new friends, but everyone seems to have enough friends already. Then along comes zany Mrs Smith, who rides a Harley-Davidson and owns "The Witch Repair Shop", where everything is fixed, including Katie's problems.")


Death's Autograph, Hodder & Stoughton (London, England), 1996, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1997.
Ghost Walk, Hodder & Stoughton (London, England), 1997, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1998.
Smoke Screen, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 1999.
Road Kill, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2000.
Blood Lies, St. Martin's Press (New York, NY), 2001.
Die Once, Thomas Dunne Books (New York, NY), 2003.
Faking It, Severn House Publishers (Sutton, Surrey, England), 2006.
Three Monkeys, Severn House Publishers (Sutton, Surrey, England), 2007.


Liar, Liar, produced in London, England, at Etcetera Theatre, 1993.
In the Company of Strangers, produced in London, at Tristan Bates Theatre, 1996.


(Editor) The State of Literary Theory Today, Middlesex Press (London, England), 1982.
Ezra Pound: purpose/form/ meaning, Pembridge Press (London, England), 1983.
(Editor) Ezra Pound and History, University of Maine Press (Orono, ME), 1985.

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