Old Mrs. Ommanney is Dead, by Margaret Erskine. The Third Half, Mildred Davis. Fear of a Stranger, Rae Foley. A Candle for the Dragon, Mary Craig. Basically, it is a type of romantic fiction that involves a ruined Gothic castle or abbey, emphasized mystery and horror and was filled with ghost-haunted rooms, secret passageways, etc. Curtis Evans: Old Mrs. Ommanney is Dead and other novels by Margaret Erskine. More than anything else, I believe this was the book that made me interested in the history of sf, and of sf as a specific form of literature with a long tradition behind it. Damon Knight went on to publish a further 26 anthologies, all of them excellent and all. I ask, because one of her detective novels, set in Devon, was titled, in the United States, Old Mrs. Ommanney Is Dead (). In England the title was changed to the more hackneyed Fatal Relations, perhaps because "Ommanney" surely was not that common a surname? Dead by Now by Margaret Erskine: 7: Old Mrs. Ommanney is Dead by Margaret Erskine: 8: THE VOICE OF MURDER - INSPECTOR FINCH GOTHIC #10 by Margaret Erskine: 9: Sleep No More by Margaret Erskine: A Graveyard Plot by Margaret Erskine: The Woman at Belguardo by Margaret Erskine: No. 9 Belmont Square by Margaret Erskine: The Family.
K MARGARET ERSKINE (aka MARGARET WETHERBY WILLIAMS) Old ey is Dead (; 1st ACE printing; ACE Gothic Mystery) Original cover art for K Gouache on board. Image size is 21" x 15". Publisher notations as well as ACE number and title on verso. Carnival (c; ; ACE Star edition; historical fiction), K DOROTHY EDEN (aka DOROTHY ENID EDEN) Lady of Mallow (; 1st ACE printing; ACE Star edition; ACE Romance), K PETER BOURNE (aka GRAHAM MONTAQUE JEFFRIES) The Golden Pagens (original title: When God Slept; ; ACE Star edition; historical fiction), K DOROTHEA MALM To Set in Poplar City, . , Margaret Erskine, Old Mrs. Ommanney is dead "Oh, whizzo!" said the young man, springing to his feet. He led the way across the grass. , Patricia Cooper, Dear Cedric But I didn't tell them about what you gave me. It was whizzo, super-bang-on. Thanks. Ace Books have published hundreds of genre titles, starting in , including a few that did not fit into the standard three genres that Ace focused on -- science fiction, westerns, and mysteries.A few of these were in dos-à-dos format, but many were single volumes. Between and , the books had a letter-series identifier; after that date they were given five digit numeric serial numbers.