Cooper, B. Target for Malice. London: Robert Hale; New Zealand: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1964Elizabeth Messenger was a well-known wine and cookery writer for the Evening Post before she began her nine crime novels.
Anne Holden, the wife of a diplomat, was probably better known for her novel Rata than her crime novels. However The Witnesses was made into an American film entitled The Bedroom Window.
Valerie Grayland wrote a wide range of fiction and nonfiction but the Dead Men of Eden is not only an engrossing ‘whodunnit’ but a foretelling of Auckland’s housing problems.