GIROUX, E.X. (pseudonym)




Author Tags: Fiction

E.X. Giroux is the pseudonym for mystery writer Doris Shannon. Shannon wrote under her real name until the publication of A Death for Adonis in 1984. E.X. Giroux' series follows a barrister Robert Forsythe and his secretery Abigail Sanderson. In Death for a Dreamer (M&S, 1989) he entangles his secretary in a dispute over pet dogs--which turns into a cat fight, leaving a murder to be solved. In A Death for a Dodo (M&S, 1993), Forsyth is recuperating from a knee operation in the luxurious Damien Day Health Home. He becomes involved with a group of guests and patients whose collective past includes unsolved murders. A departure from the Forsythe series, The Dying Room (M&S, 1997) is about Karen Dancer's return to her Ontario home with her eight-year-old daughter. Drained by her husband's fatal illness, she tries to rest in her family home, only to be harrassed by an unknown tormentor.

Written as E.X. Giroux:

A DEATH FOR ADONIS (1984)
A DEATH FOR A DARLING (1985)
A DEATH FOR A DANCER (1985)
A DEATH FOR A DOCTOR (1986)
A DEATH FOR A DILETTANTE (1987)
A DEATH FOR A DIETICIAN (1988)
A DEATH FOR A DREAMER (1989)
A DEATH FOR A DOUBLE (1990)
A DEATH FOR A DANCING DOLL (1991)
A DEATH FOR A DODO (1993)
THE DYING ROOM (1993)

Written As Doris Shannon:

THE WHISPERING RUINS 1972
TWENTY-TWO HALLOWFIELD 1974
THE SEEKERS 1975
THE LODESTAR LEGACY 1976
HAWTHORNE HILL 1976
CAIN'S DAUGHTERS 1978
BEYOND THE SHINING MOUNTAINS 1979
THE PUNISHMENT 1980
LITTLE GIRLS LOST 1981
FAMILY MONEY 1984

[BCBW 1993] "Fiction"