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Knight, Kathleen Moore

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Kathleen Moore Knight (1890-1984), who also wrote as Alan Amos, was an American author. Her series detective was Penberthy Island selectman Elisha Macomber. She also wrote four mysteries featuring Margot Blair, partner in a public relations firm, Norman and Blair.


An MP3 recording of a radio version of a Knight story, "Death Blew Out the Match", is available for download here. Her book Port of Seven Strangers was among those distributed to the US Army in WWII.





The Margot Blair series


Rendezvous with the Past (1940) 

Exit a Star (1941)

Terror by Twilight (1942)

Design in Diamonds (1944)


Non-series novels


Bells for the Dead (1942)

Trademark of a Traitor (1943)

Intrigue for Empire (1944; a.p.a. Murder for Empire)

Stream Sinister (1945)

Port of Seven Strangers (1945)

The Blue Horse of Taxco (1947)

Birds of Ill Omen (1948)

Dying Echo (1949)

The Silent Partner (1950)

High Rendezvous (1954)

The Robineau Look (1955; as The Robineau Murders, London, 1956)

They're Going to Kill Me (1956)

A Cry in the Jungle (1958)

Invitation to Vengeance (1960)


Short Stories


  • Death Came Dancing
  • Moon Over the Andes


The Elisha Macomber series


Death Blew Out the Match (1935) 

The Clue of the Poor Man's Shilling (1936; as The Poor Man's Shilling, London, 1947)

The Wheel That Turned (1936; a.p.a. Murder Greets Jean Holton)

Seven Were Veiled (1937; as Seven Were Suspect, London, 1942; a.p.a., Death Wears a Veil)

The Tainted Token(1938; a.p.a. The Case of the Tainted Token)

Acts of Black Night (1938)

Death Came Dancing (1940)

The Trouble at Turkey Hill (1946)

Footbridge to Death (1947)

Bait For Murder (1948)

The Bass Derby Murder (1949)

Death Goes to a Reunion (1952)

Valse Macabre (1952)

Akin to Murder (1953)

Three of Diamonds (1953)

Beauty is a Beast (1959)


As Alan Amos

Pray for a Miracle (1941; as Jungle Murder, n.d.)

Borderline Murder (1947)

Panic in Paradise (1951)

Fatal Harvest (1957; published in UK as by Kathleen Moore Knight)


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