Phyllis A. Whitney (1903-2008) was an American novelist of mysteries, gothic fiction and romantic suspense. Although she was known as “The Queen of American Gothics,” she disliked the title and preferred to be known as a romantic suspense author. She wrote books for both adults and young adults. She passed away in 2008 at the astounding age of 104.

Phyllis A. Whitney made her debut as a novelist in 1941 with A Place for Ann. Phyllis was a prolific author who wrote over 70 novels. Below is a list of Phyllis A. Whitney’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


A Place for Ann(1941) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Star for Ginny(1942) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Window for Julie(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Red is for Murder(1943) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Silver Inkwell(1945) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Willow Hill(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ever After(1948) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Gulls(1949) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Linda's Homecoming(1950) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island of Dark Woods(1951) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Love Me, Love Me Not(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Step to the Music(1953) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Mystery of the Black Diamonds(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Long Time Coming(1954) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery on the Isle of Skye(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Quicksilver Pool(1955) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fire and the Gold(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Highest Dream(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Trembling Hills(1956) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Green Cat(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skye Cameron(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Moonflower(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of the Samurai Sword(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Creole Holiday(1959) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Window on the Square(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Haunted Pool(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thunder Heights(1960) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of the Tiger's Eye(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blue Fire(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Golden Horn(1962) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Hidden Hand(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Tears of Apollo(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Amber(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sea Jade(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of the Emerald Star(1964) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Angry Idol(1965) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Columbella(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silverhill(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of the Spotted Shell(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hunter's Green(1968) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of Goblin Glen(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of the Missing Footprint(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Crimson Ghost(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Winter People(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lost Island(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Vanishing Scarecrow(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Listen for the Whisperer(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nobody Likes Trina(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery of the Scowling Boy(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Snowfire(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Turquoise Mask(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of Haunted Mesa(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Spindrift(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Unicorn(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Song of the Shaggy Canary(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stone Bull(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Secret of the Stone Face(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Flame(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Domino(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Poinciana(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vermilion(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emerald(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainsong(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Flaming Tree(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dream of Orchids(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silversword(1987) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Feather on the Moon(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rainbow in the Mist(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Singing Stones(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Woman Without a Past(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Ebony Swan(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Star Flight(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daughter of the Stars(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Amethyst Dreams(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books


Writing Juvenile Fiction(1947) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Writing Juvenile Stories and Novels(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guide to Fiction Writing(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: Red is for Murder was also published as The Red Carnelian. The Island of Dark Woods was also titled Mystery of the Strange Traveler. Dream of Orchids was also published under the title Dreams of Orchids.

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