Elizabeth Linington

#146050
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
11, 1921
Birthplace
Aurora, IL
Death Date
Apr 5, 1988 (67)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
11, 1921
Birthplace
Aurora, IL
Death Date
Apr 5, 1988 (67)

About

A twentieth-century American mystery novelist, she is best known for creating the popular character of LAPD Homicide Lieutenant Luis Mendoza. Case Pending (1960), her first novel featuring Mendoza, was nominated for a Mystery Writers of America award.

Before Fame

A woman of many interests, she studied archaeology, antique weapons, gemstones, and the occult.

Trivia

She wrote under numerous pen names, including Anne Blaisdell and Lesley Egan.

Family Life

She was born in Aurora, Illinois. She married Thomas Linington.

Associated With

She was nominated for an Edgar Award, an honor named for Edgar Allan Poe.