C. Day-Lewis/Nicholas Blake

C. Day-Lewis/Nicholas Blake

Author

Cecil Day-Lewis (1904–1972) was an Irish-born poet. He was Poet Laureate for Britain from 1968 until his death in 1972 and, under the pseudonym Nicholas Blake, a mystery writer. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis. He wrote twenty detective novels as Nicholas Blake, most of them featuring Nigel Strangeways, a charming amateur sleuth who uses literary references to solve mysteries. The novels follow Strangeways’ story from his idealistic early days, through the darker days of World War II and the death of his wife, to the more self-aware stories of the 1950s and 1960s.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
A Question of Proof (1935)
Thou Shell of Death (1936)
There’s Trouble Brewing (1937)
The Beast Must Die (1938)
The Smiler With The Knife (1939)
Malice in Wonderland (1940)
The Case of the Abominable Snowman (1941)
Minute for Murder (1947)
Head of a Traveller (1949)
The Dreadful Hollow (1953)
The Whisper in the Gloom (1954)
A Tangled Web (1956)
End of Chapter (1957)
A Penknife in my Heart (1958)
The Widow’s Cruise (1959)
The Worm of Death (1961)
The Deadly Joker (1963)
The Sad Variety (1964)
The Morning After Death (1966)
The Private Wound (1968)