Search - List of Books by Emma Lathen

Emma Lathen is the pen name of two American businesswomen: an economist Mary Jane Latsis (July 12, 1927 -October 29, 1997) and an economic analyst Martha Henissart (b. 1929),who received her B.A. in physics from Mount Holyoke College in 1950.

Henissart and Latsis met as graduate students at Harvard. As Lathen, they wrote numerous mystery novels starring John Putnam Thatcher, a Wall Street banker. The pseudonym is constructed from two authors' names "M" of Mary and "Ma" of Martha, and "Lat" of Latsis and "Hen" of Henissart. They also wrote under the pseudonym R. B. Dominic; all the Dominic stories feature Congressman Benton Safford as the sleuth. "The authors have a distinctive talent for writing clearly and entertainingly about complicated financial intrigues, for combining these business matters with current events, and for creating tightly plotted mysteries that produce fascinating and civilized novels."

Each book features events in a specific industry or activity with which Thatcher or Safford become involved in the course of their work. The books often refer to specific public events in their plotting; for example, "When in Greece" is mostly set in that country during the Colonels' Revolution, and "Going for Gold" involves the Winter Olympics at Lake Placid. Others relate to more general social and other trends, such as "Death Shall Overcome" which links with the Civil Rights Movement.

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Total Books: 175
1999 - Shark Out of Water [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1999 - A Shark Out of Water [John Putnam Thatcher Mystery] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
A Shark Out of Water
1998 - A Shark Out of Water [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 24] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780061044601
ISBN-10: 0061044601
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6

Brewing Up a Storm
1998 - Brewing Up a Storm [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 23] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061044342
ISBN-10: 0061044342
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 7

A Shark Out of Water A John Thatcher Mystery
1998 - A Shark Out of Water a John Thatcher Mystery [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780783883571
ISBN-10: 0783883579
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Brewing Up a Storm A John Thatcher Mystery
1997 - Brewing Up a Storm a John Thatcher Mystery [G K Hall Large Print Book Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780783880969
ISBN-10: 0783880960
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Accounting for Murder
1996 - Accounting for Murder (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780745148557
ISBN-10: 0745148557
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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By Hook or by Crook
1996 - By Hook or By Crook [John Putnam Thatcher Mysteries] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780745160955
ISBN-10: 0745160956
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Right on the Money
1995 - Right on the Money [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 22] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780061042959
ISBN-10: 0061042951
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 7

East Is East
1994 - East Is East [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 21] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061042966
ISBN-10: 006104296X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.
 5

Banking on Death
1994 - Banking on Death [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 1 - Otto Penzler's Classic American Mystery Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781883402068
ISBN-10: 1883402069
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 1

Pick Up Sticks
1991 - Pick Up Sticks [Paragon Softcover Large Print Books] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745132037
ISBN-10: 0745132030
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Something in the Air
1990 - Something in the Air [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780745172460
ISBN-10: 0745172466
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Double Double Oil and Trouble
1990 - Double Double Oil and Trouble [John Putnam Thatcher Mysteries] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745160962
ISBN-10: 0745160964
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Pick-Up Sticks
1990 - Pick-up Sticks [Portway Large Print Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745172033
ISBN-10: 0745172032
Genre: Children's Books
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Murder to Go
1988 - Murder to Go [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745171456
ISBN-10: 0745171451
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Something in the Air
1988 - Something in the Air [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 20] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780671665999
ISBN-10: 0671665995
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

1988 - Ashes to Ashes [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
The Longer the Thread
1988 - The Longer the Thread (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671650537
ISBN-10: 067165053X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6

Murder Make the Wheels Go 'Round
1987 - Murder Make the Wheels Go 'round (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671455286
ISBN-10: 0671455281
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 2

Murder Against the Grain
1987 - Murder Against the Grain (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671639730
ISBN-10: 0671639730
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Stitch in Time
1986 - Stitch in Time [New Portway Large Print Books] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745170244
ISBN-10: 0745170242
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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When in Greece
1985 - When in Greece [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 9] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671825041
ISBN-10: 0671825046
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.
 5

Green Grow the Dollars
1985 - Green Grow the Dollars (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517479476
ISBN-10: 0517479478
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1983 - Murder Makes the Wheels Go 'round [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 4] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1983 - Green Grow the Dollars [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 19] (Paperback)
1982 - Death Shall Overcome [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1982 - Going for the Gold [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 18] (Paperback)
1981 - Going for the Gold [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 18] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1978 - By Hook or By Crook [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 16] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1977 - By Hook or Crook [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 16] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1975 - A Stitch in Time [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 7] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1974 - Death Shall Overcome [A John Putnam Thatcher Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1973 - The Longer the Thread [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 13] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1973 - Murder Without Icing [John Putnum Thatcher, Bk 14] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
1973 - The Longer the Thread [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 13] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1972 - A Place for Murder [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1972 - Pick Up Sticks [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 11] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1971 - Ashes to Ashes [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 12] (Hardcover)