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Mary Francis Shura (1923–1991)

Författare till Gentle Annie: The True Story of a Civil War Nurse

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Verk av Mary Francis Shura

Gentle Annie: The True Story of a Civil War Nurse (1991) 529 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Our Teacher is Missing (1992) 141 exemplar, 1 recension
The Search for Grissi (1985) 121 exemplar
Kate's Book (1989) 94 exemplar
Kate's House (1990) 84 exemplar
Marilee (1985) 78 exemplar
Jessica (1984) 75 exemplar, 1 recension
The Mystery at Wolf River (1989) 65 exemplar
Don't Call Me Toad! (1987) 59 exemplar
Gabrielle (1987) 58 exemplar, 1 recension
Diana (1988) 57 exemplar
The Josie Gambit (1986) 54 exemplar
Mister Wolf and Me (1979) 52 exemplar
Darcy (1989) 44 exemplar
Chester the Great (1980) 36 exemplar
Winter Dreams, Christmas Love (1992) 33 exemplar, 1 recension
Topcat of Tam (1972) 31 exemplar, 1 recension
The Mystery at Peacock Place (1986) 30 exemplar
Maggie in the Middle (1972) 21 exemplar
Mary's Marvellous Mouse (1962) 18 exemplar
The Nearsighted Knight (1964) 18 exemplar, 1 recension
The Sunday Doll (1988) 17 exemplar
Shoe full of shamrock (1965) 17 exemplar
A Loss of Innocence (1986) 15 exemplar
A Tale of Middle Length (1966) 15 exemplar
Tales from Dickens (1985) 15 exemplar, 1 recension
Polly Panic (1990) 11 exemplar
Summer Dreams, Winter Love (1993) 10 exemplar
Happles and Cinnamunger (1981) 10 exemplar
The Wrong Side of Love (1985) 10 exemplar
Forbidden Love (1986) 9 exemplar
Eleanor (1983) 9 exemplar
The Season of Silence (1976) 8 exemplar
Jefferson (1984) 8 exemplar
The Shop on Threnody Street (1972) 7 exemplar
Run Away Home (1965) 7 exemplar
Simple Spigott (1960) 7 exemplar
Backwards for Luck (1966) 6 exemplar
Pornada (1968) 6 exemplar
Were He a Stranger (1978) 6 exemplar
The Garret of Greta McGraw (1961) 5 exemplar
The Silent Witness (1983) 4 exemplar
Lyon's Pride (1983) 3 exemplar
Flash Point (1987) 3 exemplar
A Candle for the Dragon (1973) 3 exemplar
The Third Blonde (1985) 3 exemplar, 2 recensioner
To Play the Fox (1982) 3 exemplar
Pirate's Landing (1983) 3 exemplar
Fortune's Destiny (1986) 2 exemplar
Dark Paradise (1986) 2 exemplar
Gillian's Chain (1983) 2 exemplar
Dust to Diamonds (1981) 1 exemplar

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Young Shura Craig, Mary Francis
Andra namn
Shura, Mary Francis
Craig, Mary
Hill, Alexis
Craig, M. S.
Shura Craig, Mary
Hill, Meredith (visa alla 8)
Craig, M. F.
Craig, Mary S.
Pratt, Kansas, USA
Maywood, Illinois, USA
Hinsdale, Illinois, USA
children's book author
romance novelist
mystery writer
Mystery Writers of America (president, 1990)
Kort biografi
Mary Francis Young was born on 23 February 1923 in Pratt, Kansas, the daughter of Jack Fant and Mary Francis (Milstead) Young. When she was very young, her family moved to the Pacific Northwest, where she raised. She studied at Maryville State College. On 24 October 1943, she married Daniel Charles Shura, who died in 1959. They had two children: Marianne Francis Shura (Spraguc) and Daniel Charles Shura. On 8 December 1961, she married Raymond C. Craig, they had a daughter Alice Barrett Craig (Stout), before their divorce.

Since 1960, she wrote over 50 books of various genres: children's adventures and teen-romances as Mary Francis Shura, M. F. Craig, and Meredith Hill; gothic novels as Mary Craig; romance novels as Alexis Hill, Mary Shura Craig and Mary S. Craig; and suspense novels as M. S. Craig.

Her children's novel "The Search for Grissi" received the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award in 1985, and she also was nominated to the Young Hoosier Book Award. In 1990, she was elected president of the Mystery Writers of America.

She lived in Hinsdale, Illinois, where her apartment burned on 13 December 1990. At 67, she died of injuries suffered in the fire on 12 January 1991 in Loyola University Medical Burn Center in Maywood.



A fictionalized biography of Anna Blair Ethridge, a Union Army nurse.
wichitafriendsschool | 1 annan recension | Mar 25, 2016 |
good mystery Mail Room - lost articles Angie + Nina

Reclusive young Angie Bromley and 50-ish, warmhearted busybody Nina Haywood work together in the dead-letter department of a metropolitan post office, trying to trace owners of credit cards, keys and other odds and ends thrown into mailboxes. Nina is at work on a photo case--which holds pictures of three different blondes--when she takes her afternoon break, trudges to the coffee shop owned by her gruff, loving fiance Charlie B., and is found murdered two days later. Angie's shock isn't eased by the loutish behavior of Nina's greedy son Kenny, a break-in at Nina's house, and the (maybe accidental) death of photographer Perry Wheeling, a longtime enemy of Nina's.… (mer)
christinejoseph | 1 annan recension | Sep 14, 2015 |

What ages would I recommend it too? – Five and up.

Length? – An evening's read.

Characters? – Memorable, several characters.

Setting? – Real world, small town, pre -1980.

Written approximately? – 1975.

Does the story leave questions in the readers mind? – Ready to read more. Sums the mystery up quite nicely at the end.

Any issues the author (or a more recent publisher) should cover? No. I liked the way the author mostly ignored specific money amounts so it would seem real to any time and place. However, in one place the specific money listed would be about four times that now.

Short storyline: A boy takes a paper route past his favorite place to play and becomes embroiled in a mystery no one else is willing to figure out.

Notes for the reader: I read this in one setting. I even stayed up late to finish it.
… (mer)
AprilBrown | Feb 25, 2015 |



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