1917 - 1985

Writing as: Patricia McGerr

A popular writer of crime novels, especially short stories for magazines such as Eller Queen Mystery Magazine, Ms. McGerr was born and raised in Nebraska. Her first novel, Pick Your Victim, which came out in 1946, was picked as one of the Fifty Classics of Crime Fiction for the first half century. She was best known for presenting an interesting twist in the tradional crime plot when she wrote a story in which the murderer is known but it is the victim who is the mystery to be solved.

Series Books
Selena Mead Legacy Of Danger (1963)
  Is There A Traitor In The House (1964)