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
A Shark Out of Water
1998 - A Shark Out of Water [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 24] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061044601
ISBN-10: 0061044601
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 7

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

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

Something in the Air
1988 - Something in the Air [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 20] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671665999
ISBN-10: 0671665995
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

The Longer the Thread
1988 - The Longer the Thread (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671650537
ISBN-10: 067165053X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 6

The Longer the Thread
1984 - The Longer the Thread [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 13 - Large Print] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780816136681
ISBN-10: 0816136688
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Place for Murder
1983 - A Place for Murder (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671477608
ISBN-10: 0671477609
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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MURDER TO GO
1983 - Murder to Go (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671455293
ISBN-10: 067145529X
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

SWEET AND LOW
1983 - Sweet and Low (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671455279
ISBN-10: 0671455273
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
 2

Murder Against the Grain
1982 - Murder Against the Grain (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671455255
ISBN-10: 0671455257
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
 5

Going for the Gold
1982 - Going for the Gold [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 18] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671438197
ISBN-10: 0671438190
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 4

Green grow the dollars
1982 - Green Grow the Dollars (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671441302
ISBN-10: 0671441302
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By Hook or by Crook
1977 - By Hook or By Crook (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671464813
ISBN-10: 0671464817
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 5

Murder Makes the Wheels Go 'Round
1976 - Murder Makes the Wheels Go 'round [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671805456
ISBN-10: 0671805452
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Banking on Death
1975 - Banking on Death [John Putnum Thatcher, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671455309
ISBN-10: 0671455303
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 3

Sweet and Low
1975 - Sweet and Low [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 15] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671789688
ISBN-10: 0671789686
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

By Hook or By Crook
1975 - By Hook or By Crook [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 16] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780671219628
ISBN-10: 0671219626
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 2

A Stitch in Time
1975 - A Stitch in Time [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671455262
ISBN-10: 0671455265
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 4

The Longer the Thread
1973 - The Longer the Thread [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 13] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671776541
ISBN-10: 0671776541
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

A Place for Murder
1972 - A Place for Murder [John Putnam Thatcher, Bk 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671775285
ISBN-10: 0671775286
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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