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Delano Ames (May 29, 1906 – January 1987) was an American writer of detective stories. Ames was the author of some 20 books, many of them featuring a husband and wife detective team of amateurs named 'Dagobert and Jane Brown'. A later series of novels involved a character named Juan Lorca, of the Spanish Civil Guard, who solved local mysteries.
Ames married Australian born writer, Maysie Coucher Ames (1901-1971) in Greenwich Village, New York City, in 1929. Under the pen-name Maysie Greig, she was a prolific author of light-hearted romance novels. They divorced on 17 April 1937.
Ames lived in England for the next few years, where he married his second wife, Kit, and was assigned as a British intelligence officer during World War II. He also worked on anthologies on mythology and as a translator for Larousse in France. His last book was an introduction for a book of photography of Spain in 1971.
He died in Madrid, Spain, in January 1987.
His novels include:
- They Journey by Night. Hodder & Stoughton (1932)
- No Traveller Returns. Nicholson (1934)
- A Double Bed on Olympus (1936)
- The Cornish Coast Conspiracy. Amalgamated Press (1942)
- He Found Himself Murdered. Swan (1947)
- She Shall Have Murder. Hodder & Stoughton (1948); Reprinted Rue Morgue Press (2008). Filmed under the same title in 1950
- Murder Begins at Home. Hodder & Stoughton (1949)
- Corpse Diplomatique. Hodder (1950) & Subsequently Penguin Books - his best known and most widely available book
- Death of a Fellow Traveller. Hodder & Stoughton (1950)
- The Body on Page One. Hodder & Stoughton (1951)
- Murder, Maestro, Please. Hodder & Stoughton (1952)
- No Mourning for the Matador. Hodder & Stoughton (1953)
- Crime, Gentlemen, Please. Hodder & Stoughton (1954)
- Landscape with Corpse. Hodder & Stoughton (1955)
- Crime Out of Mind. Hodder & Stoughton (1956)
- She Wouldn't Say Who. Hodder & Stoughton (1957)
- Lucky Jane. Hodder & Stoughton (1959); published in the US as For Old Crime's Sake
- The Man in the Tricorn Hat. Methuen (1960)
- The Man with Three Jaguars. Methuen (1961)
- The Man with Three Chins. Methuen (1965)
- The Man with Three Passports. Methuen (1967)
Other works include
- History of the Piano by Henry Closson, Translated by Delano Ames. Paul Elek 1947
- Bleiler, Everett (1948). The Checklist of Fantastic Literature. Chicago: Shasta Publishers. p. 21.
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