Cyril Hare

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Pseudonym of Alfred Gordon Clark

First born: 4 September 1900, Mickleham, UK

Died: 25 August 1958, Surrey, UK


English judge and lawyer who wrote nine solid, orthodox detective stories in the manner of Freeman Wills Crofts, but with more wit and better characterization.

Best works

  • Suicide Excepted (1939)
  • Tragedy at Law (1942)


  1. Tenant for Death (1937)
  2. Death is no Sportsman (1938)
  3. Suicide Excepted (1939)
  4. Tragedy at Law (1942)
  5. With a Bare Bodkin (1946)
  6. When the Wind Blows (1949; published in the US as The Wind Blows Death)
  7. An English Murder (1951; published in the US as The Christmas Murder)
  8. That Yew Tree’s Shade (1954; published in the US as Death Walks the Woods)
  9. He Should Have Died Hereafter (1958; published in the US as Untimely Death)
  10. Best Detective Stories of Cyril Hare (1959; also published as Death Among Friends)