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Maureen Sarsfield (1899–1961)

Author of Murder at Shots Hall

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Maureen Sarsfield was the pen name of Maureen Kate Heard, later Maureen Pretyman, born in Hampshire, England in 1899 or 1900. In 1919, she married George Frederick Pretyman in London. She was the author of two humorous mysteries, Green December Fills the Graveyard (1945), set in a partially-bombed out country manor in the later years of World War II, later reprinted as Murder at Shots Hall; and A Dinner for None (1948), later reprinted as Murder at Beechlands. She also wrote a non-mystery novel, Gloriana (1946), and several children's books, including Queen Victoria Lost Her Crown (1946).
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