Friday, September 01, 2006

Happy birthday, Victoria Holt

Eleanor Hibbert, aka Victoria Holt, Jean Plaidy, Philippa Carr, and four other pseudonyms, was born on September 1, 1906. She died in 1993.

A major figure in romantic suspense, she wrote nearly 200 works. Mystery fans may be most interested in her novels under the pseudonym Elbur Ford: Poison in Pimlico, Flesh and the Devil, The Bed Disturbed, and, most notably, Such Bitter Business (US title: Evil in the House), which is based on the Constance Kent case of 1860 (Kent was convicted of killing her half brother).

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