Dorothy Eden
Dorothy Eden (1912-1982) was a New Zealand author of historical, suspense, mystery, romance and Gothic novels. Dorothy attended school and worked as a legal secretary in Canterbury Plains, New Zealand. Following a trip around the world, she fell in love with England. She moved there in 1954 and spent the rest of her life there. As a novelist, Dorothy was renowned for her ability to create fear and suspense. This earned her many devoted readers throughout her lifetime. She died of cancer in London in 1982.

Dorothy Eden made her debut as a published novelist in 1940 with the novel The Singing Shadows, which is an incredibly rare title to find. Below is a list of Dorothy Eden’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Laughing Ghost(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Schoolmaster's Daughter(1946) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Walk Into My Parlour(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crow Hollow(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voice of the Dolls(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cat's Prey(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lamb to the Slaughter(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bride by Candlelight(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Darling Clementine(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Is a Red Rose(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pretty Ones(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listen to Danger(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Deadly Travellers(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sleeping Bride(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Afternoon Walk(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Samantha(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sleep in the Woods(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Afternoon for Lizards(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Face of An Angel(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shadow of a Witch(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Whistle for the Crows(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bird in the Chimney(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bella(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Marriage Chest(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Never Call it Loving(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Siege in the Sun(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winterwood(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Shadow Wife(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vines of Yarrabee(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Melbury Square(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Waiting for Willa(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Speak to Me of Love(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Millionaire's Daughter(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Time of the Dragon(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Salamanca Drum(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Storrington Papers(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The American Heiress(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Important Family(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections


Yellow is for Fear(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The House on Hay Hill(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


A Gothic Treasure Trove(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Voice Of The Dolls / Listen To Danger(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eerie Nights in London(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sinister Weddings(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Schoolmaster’s Daughter is also known as The Daughters of Ardmore Hall. Cat’s Prey was also published as Let Us Prey. Lamb to the Slaughter is also known as The Brooding Lake. Darling Clementine was also released as Night of the Letter. Samantha is also known as Lady of Mallow. Afternoon for Lizards was also published as Bridge of Fear. The Bird in the Chimney is also known as Darkwater. Bella was also published as Ravenscroft. The novels Face of an Angel and Shadow of a Witch were written under the pen name Mary Paradise. Omnibus books also contain books by other authors.

If You Like Dorothy Eden Books, You’ll Love…

Dorothy Eden Synopses: In The Deadly Travellers by Dorothy Eden, the heroine is on the case when a small Italian girl, whom she was escorting across Europe, vanishes on the Paris Express.

The Sleeping Bride by Dorothy Eden is a suspense novel in which a disappearing bride is the climax to a series of oddly disturbing events, and the girl’s sister, aided by the bridegroom, decides to start her own investigation.

In Sleep in the Woods by Dorothy Eden, Beautiful Briar Johnson had set her eyes on Peter Fanshawe, her friend Sophie’s suitor, hoping to trap him into marriage. But her plot was unexpectedly thwarted by the most eligible bachelor in town.


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