This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
1,695 (1,701)2510,164 (3.71)40
Disambiguation Notice

Wrote [Hostage to Fortune] (1992) under the pseudonym Elizabeth Chaplin

No events listed. (add an event)
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Jill McGown was born in Campbeltown, on the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland, the daughter of a fisherman and a secretary. When she was 10 years old, she moved with her family to England. She attended Kettering Technical College and worked as a secretary and administrative assistant for several British companies, including British Steel. In 1980, she decided to try writing fiction and became a mystery novelist. She was best known for her series of 13 novels featuring Chief Inspector Lloyd and Sergeant Judy Hill, one of which, A Shred of Evidence (1995), was adapted into a television film by Carlton TV in 2001.
Disambiguation notice
Wrote [Hostage to Fortune] (1992) under the pseudonym Elizabeth Chaplin

Member ratings

Average: (3.71)
1 3
2 17
2.5 10
3 84
3.5 29
4 132
4.5 8
5 54

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Jill McGown is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Jill McGown is composed of 8 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 134,226,956 books! | Top bar: Always visible