Search - List of Books by Phoebe Atwood Taylor

Phoebe Atwood Taylor (1909 —1976) was an American mystery author.

Phoebe Atwood Taylor wrote mystery novels under her own name, and as Freeman Dana and Alice Tilton. Her first novel, The Cape Cod Mystery, introduced the "Codfish Sherlock", Asey Mayo, who became a series character appearing in 24 novels. Taylor's work was light in tone, a bit more serious than screwball comedy, but fun and easy to read. According to critic Dilys Winn, "Mrs. Taylor is the mystery equivalent to Buster Keaton." She borrowed heavily on her own background (being born in Boston, and very familiar with Cape Cod) to produce books full of local color. "As a whole the Asey Mayo books are a treasure trove of humor and local culture of the Cape in the 1930s and '40s." Taylor adopted the pseudonyms of Freeman Dana and Alice Tilton for her other books because her publisher did not want her known as a writer of potboilers. Like many who lived through the Great Depression, she was in constant need of money, and one of her letters to her publisher was printed in a recent edition of one of her books as an explanation of why she adopted the pen name of Alice Tilton for the popular Leonidas Witherall novel series.

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Total Books: 75
The Annulet of Gilt
2005 - The Annulet of Gilt [Asey Mayo, Bk 12] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881500783
ISBN-10: 088150078X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.
 7

Dead Ernest
1992 - Dead Ernest [Leonidas Witherall Mystery, Bk 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881502428
ISBN-10: 0881502421
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 6

The Six Iron Spiders
1992 - The Six Iron Spiders [Asey Mayo Cape Cod, Bk 18] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881502305
ISBN-10: 0881502308
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
 6

Punch with Care An Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery
1992 - Punch with Care an Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881502299
ISBN-10: 0881502294
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 2

Going Going Gone
1990 - Going Going Gone [Asey Mayo, Bk 20] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881501728
ISBN-10: 0881501727
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 4

Diplomatic Corpse
1989 - Diplomatic Corpse [Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Bk 24] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881501469
ISBN-10: 0881501468
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

The Criminal C O D
1988 - The Criminal C O D [Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Bk 16] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780881501063
ISBN-10: 0881501069
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 5

The Mystery of the Cape Cod Players
1987 - The Mystery of the Cape Cod Players [Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881500912
ISBN-10: 0881500917
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Mystery of the Cape Cod Tavern
1985 - The Mystery of the Cape Cod Tavern [Asey Mayo, Bk 4] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780881500479
ISBN-10: 088150047X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 9

The Criminal COD
1972 - The Criminal Cod [Asey Mayo Cape Cod Mystery, Bk 15] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780515027556
ISBN-10: 0515027553
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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