Jocelyn Davey, real name Chaim Raphael, was born in
Yorkshire on 14 July 1908. Sge studied history at Oxford University,
which no doubt gave her the inspiration for her series character.
Ambrose Usher, an Oxford philosophy don, appears in all the books listed
above. He is a witty and erudite bachelor and not dissimilar to Dorothy
L Sayers Lord Peter Wimsey . She also wrote several other works of
non-fiction, given the nature of the site, these have been omitted. Two
titles saw no American release and in all cases the UK editions precede.