Margery Lawrence

Margery Lawrence, born on August 8, 1889, and passing away on November 13, 1969, was an English author known for her contributions to the genres of supernatural fiction and mystery. She wrote under the pseudonym Margery Lawrence, which was the name of her maternal grandmother. Her birth name was Mrs. Arthur E. Towle.

Margery Lawrence's writing career began in the early 1920s, and she gained recognition for her atmospheric and eerie tales that often blended elements of horror, the supernatural, and psychological suspense. Her works were known for their strong and independent female characters and their exploration of the paranormal.

While Lawrence wrote in various genres, including mystery and romance, she is best remembered for her supernatural fiction. Her stories often featured themes of ghosts, haunted houses, psychic phenomena, and the boundaries between the seen and unseen worlds.

Some of Margery Lawrence's notable works include:

  1. "Number Seven, Queer Street" (1926): This supernatural mystery novel tells the story of a young woman named Louise who moves into a house with a mysterious past. As she becomes entangled in a web of secrets and strange occurrences, she must uncover the truth behind the house's haunting.

  2. "The Terraces of Night" (1928): This collection of short stories showcases Lawrence's talent for crafting atmospheric and haunting tales. The stories explore supernatural phenomena, encounters with the unknown, and the psychological effects of the supernatural on the human mind.

  3. "The House by the Well" (1931): In this novel, a young woman named Damaris inherits an old house surrounded by legends and mysteries. As she delves into the secrets of the house and its past, she encounters supernatural forces that test her courage and resolve.

Margery Lawrence's writing career spanned several decades, and she published numerous novels, short stories, and plays. Her works were well-received during her lifetime, and she had a dedicated following of readers who appreciated her ability to create an eerie and chilling atmosphere.

While her popularity waned in the latter part of the 20th century, Margery Lawrence's contributions to the genres of supernatural fiction and mystery continue to be appreciated by fans of vintage and atmospheric storytelling. Her works offer a glimpse into the realm of the uncanny and the mysterious.