E.C.R. Lorac was a British crime writer during the golden age of detective fiction best known for writing the Chief Inspector Robert Macdonald series of books. She also wrote under the pen names of E. C. R. Lorac, Carol Carnac and Mary Le Bourne.

Lorac was born in Middelsex in 1894. She would attend the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London which would serve her well as she’d work as a craft practitioner throughout her life. Her embroidery and calligraphy has been on display at Westminster Abbey. She made her debut as an author in 191 with The Murder on the Burrows. Edith passed away in 1958. Her books have since seen a resurgence thanks to the British Crime Classics series.

Publication Order of Inspector Ryvet Books

(as Carol Carnac)

Triple Death (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Missing Rope (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at Mornington (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of the First-Class Carriage (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
When the Devil Was Sick (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Diving Pool (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Julian Rivers Books

(as Carol Carnac)

A Double for Detection (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Striped Suitcase (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Clue Sinister (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Over the Garden Wall (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Copy for Crime (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Upstairs, downstairs (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It\'s Her Own Funeral (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossed Skis (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder As a Fine Art (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Policeman At the Door (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Impact of Evidence (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Among Members (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rigging the Evidence (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Double Turn (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Long Shadows (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Robert MacDonald Books

The Affair on Thor's Head (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Greenwell Mystery (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death On The Oxford Road (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Case of Colonel Marchand (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in St. John's Wood (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Chelsea (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Organ Speaks (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Post After Post-Mortem (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Pall for a Painter (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crime Counter Crime (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bats in the Belfry (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
These Names Make Clues (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slippery Staircase (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Beadle (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
John Brown's Body (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tryst for a Tragedy (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death at Dyke's Corner (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Case in the Clinic (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rope's End, Rogue's End (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sixteenth Stair (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Checkmate to Murder (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fell Murder (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder by Matchlight (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire in the Thatch (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Relative to Poison (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Part for a Poisoner (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Before Dinner (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Policemen in the Precinct (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Still Waters (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Accident by Design (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Martinet (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Mill-Race (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dog It Was That Died (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crook O'Lune (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Let Well Alone (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shroud of Darkness (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ask A Policeman (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Vienna (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Picture of Death (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dangerous Domicile (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder On a Monument (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Escape/Dishonour Among Thieves (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Theft of the Iron Dogs (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Devil and the C.I.D. (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Came Softly (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Burning Question (As: Carol Carnac) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Triplicate (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Lady Killer (As: Carol Carnac) (1959)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two-Way Murder (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of British Library Crime Classics Books

The Notting Hill Mystery (By: Charles Warren Adams) (1862)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Female Detective (By: Andrew Forrester) (1864)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Impersonation (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1920)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Poisoned Chocolates Case (By: Anthony Berkeley) (1929)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
It Walks by Night (By: John Dickson Carr) (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Secret of High Eldersham (By: Miles Burton) (1930)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Castle Skull (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery in the Channel (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Incredible Crime (By: Lois Austen-Leigh) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder of a Lady (By: Anthony Wynne) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lost Gallows (By: John Dickson Carr) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Z Murders (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1931)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Corpse in the Waxworks (By: John Dickson Carr) (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Division Bell Mystery (By: Ellen Wilkinson) (1932)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hog's Back Mystery (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Portrait of a Murderer (By: Anne Meredith) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in Fancy Dress (By: Anthony Gilbert) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Family Matters (By: Anthony Rolls) (1933)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Weekend at Thrackley (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Murder of My Aunt (By: Richard Hull) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quick Curtain (By: Alan Melville) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Underground (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scarweather (By: Anthony Rolls) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of an Airman (By: Christopher St. John Sprigg) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spy Paramount (By: E. Phillips Oppenheim) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The 12.30 from Croydon (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Chianti Flask (By: Marie Belloc Lowndes) (1934)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lake District Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Cherwell (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cornish Coast Murder (By: John Bude) (1935)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of Anton (By: Alan Melville) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death in the Tunnel (By: Miles Burton) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Traitor (By: Sydney Horler) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Santa Klaus Murder (By: Mavis Doriel Hay) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Sussex Downs Murder (By: John Bude) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in Piccadilly (By: Charles Kingston) (1936)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mystery in White (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bats in the Belfry (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Cheltenham Square Murder (By: John Bude) (1937)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Excellent Intentions (By: Richard Hull) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Museum (By: John Rowland) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Antidote to Venom (By: Freeman Wills Crofts) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Thirteen Guests (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Port of London Murders (By: Josephine Bell) (1938)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (By: Leonard R. Gribble) (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Seven Dead (By: J. Jefferson Farjeon) (1939)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Verdict of Twelve (By: Raymond Postgate) (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Scream in Soho (By: John G. Brandon) (1940)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death of a Busybody (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dead Shall be Raised & Murder of a Quack (By: George Bellairs) (1942)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Somebody at the Door (By: Raymond Postgate) (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder's a Swine: A Second World War Mystery (By: Nap Lombard) (1943)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Checkmate to Murder (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fell Murder (1944)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder by Matchlight (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble on the Thames (By: Victor Bridges) (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire in the Thatch (1946)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Makes a Prophet (By: John Bude) (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Smallbone Deceased (By: Michael Gilbert) (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Calamity in Kent (By: John Rowland) (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death Has Deep Roots (By: Michael Gilbert) (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Danger Within / Death in Captivity (By: Michael Gilbert) (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder in the Mill-Race (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crossed Skis (As: Carol Carnac) (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death on the Riviera (By: John Bude) (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Man Who Didn't Fly (By: Margot Bennett) (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Colour Of Murder (By: Julian Symons) (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Egg (By: Mary Kelly) (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Progress of a Crime (By: Julian Symons) (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sergeant Cluff Stands Firm (By: Gil North) (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Methods of Sergeant Cluff (By: Gil North) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Spoilt Kill (By: Mary Kelly) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Body in the Dumb River (By: George Bellairs) (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Due to a Death (By: Mary Kelly) (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Surfeit of Suspects (By: George Bellairs) (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Belting Inheritance (By: Julian Symons) (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Last Best Friend (By: George Sims) (1967)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The End of the Web (By: George Sims) (1976)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capital Crimes: London Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Resorting to Murder (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silent Nights (By: Martin Edwards) (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder at the Manor (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Serpents in Eden (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Crimson Snow (By: Martin Edwards) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foreign Bodies (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Long Arm of the Law (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Miraculous Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Continental Crimes (By: Martin Edwards) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood on the Tracks (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Card Crime and Other Stories (By: Martin Edwards) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Age of Detection Puzzle Book (By: Kate Jackson) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Waters: Murder on the Waves (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Measure of Malice (By: Martin Edwards) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Pocket Detective 2: 100+ More Puzzles, Brainteasers and Conundrums (By: Kate Jackson) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Settling Scores: Sporting Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Surprise for Christmas and Other Seasonal Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two-Way Murder (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Guilty Creatures: A Menagerie of Mysteries (By: Martin Edwards) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like E.C.R. Lorac Books, You’ll Love…

Checkmate to Murder takes palace as World War II is taking its toll on London. While at a party, a civil servant and a government scientist play chess while an artist paints a portrait. In the kitchen of the home, the artist’s sister is hosting the charlady of the miser next door. When the miser turns up dead, Inspector Macdonald of Scotland Yard is called to the scene. Macdonald and his team will need to figure out if one of the members of the studio party is responsible, or it was some other neighbor.

Another Macdonald book is Bats in the Belfry. The case involves Bruce Attleton who had great success in London’s literary scene with his first two novels, but his star faded after that. He is married to a glittering actress who now considers him a failure and the two lead separate lives. Bruce is called away on a trip to Paris and vanishes completely. His suitcase and passport are found in an artist’s studio and now Inspector Macdonald must sort through Bruce’s secrets to find out the truth.

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