Herself - Interviewee
"The Gabriel Hounds".
Did You Know?
As far back as I can remember I have written poems and stories, but my professional writing life began in 1954. I started my first novel, "Madam, Will You Talk?" in 1952, with no intention of publishing it, but my husband persuaded me to send it away, and it was accepted. Before this I had had literary articles and poems published, but had never thought of publishing stories.
The preeminent and very popular writer of the romantic thriller. Her heroines, who usually narrate the story in first-person, are intelligent and capable, and her heroes are handsome but ordinary guys thrust into challenging situations. Her great contribution to the thriller is disposing of the conventional helpless heroine.