Order of Helen MacInnes Books
Helen MacInnes (1907-1985) was a Scottish-American novelist of spy fiction. She has been referred to as the “Queen of Spy Writers” by the Sunday Express. Originally from Glasgow, MacInnes graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1928 with a degree in French and German. Following earning her M.A., she moved to University College, London and earned her librarianship diploma in 1931. It was working as a librarian where she met her husband, Gilbert Hughet. Together, they would translate German literature in order to pay for summer trips throughout Europe. These trips gave MacInnes the settings for her spy thriller novels that should would write later in life.
Helen MacInnes became a published author in 1941 with the novel Above Suspicion. The novel was adapted to film in 1943, starring Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray and Basil Rathbone. Other novels of MacInnes’ that were made into movies include Assignment in Brittany, The Venetian Affair and The Salzburg Connection. Below is a list of Helen MacInnes’ books in order of when they were first published:
Publication Order of Robert Renwick Books
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
Publication Order of Standalone Plays
Notes: The Unconquerable was re-published as While Still We Live. Horizon was co-authored by Ruth Reichl.