Marion Rippon's mystery novels about a retired French gendarme named Maurice Ygrec include The Hand of Solange in 1969 and Lucien's Tomb, published in 1979 for the Crime Club in Doubleday. In B.C. she has published Ahmi, subtitled 'it can't be known what lies beneath the snow or beyond the horizon'. Her other book is The Ninth Tentacle in 1974. She lives in Victoria.