Raymond Chandler once called her “the top suspense writer of them all.” Born in Brooklyn in 1889, Holding married British diplomat George E. Holding in 1913 and together they traveled widely in South America and the Caribbean before settling in Bermuda for a while.
She published 25 novels in her lifetime—19 of them mysteries—and a wide variety of short stories. She died in 1955.

  • Lady Killer / Miasma
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  • Two classic novels of suspense from the 30’s and 50’s. Introduction by Gregory Shepard

  • The Death Wish / Net of Cobwebs
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  • From the author of The Blank Wall.

  • The Strange Crime in Bermuda / Too Many Bottles
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  • “The top suspense writer of them all.”—Raymond Chandler. Never before in paperback!

  • The Old Battle Axe / Dark Power
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  • “For subtlety, realistic conviction, incredible economy, she’s in a class by herself.” –Anthony Boucher, New York Times. “Tense situations and almost unbearable suspense.” –St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

  • The Unfinished Crime / The Girl Who Had to Die
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  • “Elisabeth Sanxay Holding is noted for the ingenuity of her plots, but in The Unfinished Crime she has created a masterpiece of suspense.” –New York Sun. Two superb suspense novels from the author of The Innocent Mrs. Duff.