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Rufus King Bibliography

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Title   Date Issue Points - Notes
Murder De Luxe Parsons 1927 DW 7/6. US: Mystery De Luxe
The Fatal Kiss Mystery Doubleday 1928 No UK edition
Murder by the Clock Hall 1929 Apr 29. DW 7/6
A Woman is Dead Hall 1929 Sept 29. DW 7/6. US: Somewhere in this House
Murder by Latitude Heinemann 1931 DW 7/6
Murder in the Willet Family Doubleday 1931 No UK edition
Murder on the Yacht Hamilton 1932 DW 7/6
Valcour Meets Murder Doubleday 1932 No UK edition
The Lesser Antilles Case Doubleday 1934 No UK edition
Profile of a Murder Brace 1935 No UK edition
The Case of the Constant God Methuen 1938 Jan 38. DW 7/6
Crime of Violence Methuen 1938 Sept 38. DW 7/6
Murder Masks Miami Methuen 1939 DW 7/6
Holiday Homicide Methuen 1941 DW 7/6
Diagnosis Murder Methuen 1942 DW 8/-
Design in Evil Doubleday 1942 No UK edition
A Variety of Weapons Doubleday 1943 No UK edition
The Deadly Dove Doubleday 1945 No UK edition
The Case of the Dowagers Etchings Methuen 1946 Dust jacket priced 7/6
Museum Piece No 13 Doubleday 1946 No UK edition
Lethal Lady Doubleday 1947 No UK edition
The Case of the Redoubled Cross Doubleday 1949 No UK edition
Duenna to a Murder Methuen 1951  
Malice in Wonderland Doubleday 1958 No UK edition
The Steps to Murder Doubleday 1960 No UK edition
The Faces of Danger Doubleday 1964 No UK edition

Further Information
Rufus King was born in New York on 3rd January 1893. His series character was Lieutenant Valcour, a French-Canadian serving in the New York Police Department. Apart from A woman is Dead, the US editions precede their UK counterparts. Numerous titles were not published in the UK at all. There are three known uncollected short stories, a couple of non-criminous novel and three stage plays.

 

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