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Sydney Mail, 4 March 1931, p.22
Helen Simpson Helen Simpson i(A11115 works by) (a.k.a. Helen de Guerry Simpson; Helen de Guerry Browne; Mrs Denis John Browne; Mrs D. J. Browne; Helen de G. Simpson)
Also writes as: S. H. ; H. S.
Born: Established: 1 Dec 1897 Sydney, New South Wales, ; Died: Ceased: 14 Oct 1940 Worcestershire,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Female
Expatriate assertion
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1 Mrs Bradley's Dilemma Helen Simpson , 2012 single work short story detective
— Appears in: Ask a Policeman 2012;
Helen Simpson brings Mrs Vera Bradley (the private detective created by Gladys Mitchell) to bear on the question of who killed Lord Comstock.
1 Puss in Boots Helen Simpson , 2012 single work short story
— Appears in: The Fairies Return ; or, New Tales for Old 2012; (p. 208-227)

A modernised, satirical version of the fairy tale.

When the honest miller's son heads to London to make his fortune, his cat realises that he is too honest for the modern world, and pushes him into politics to teach him the importance of compromise.

1 The Pledge Helen Simpson , 2008 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Australian Nightmares : More Australian Tales of Terror and the Supernatural 2008; (p. 235-246)
1 Sound i "A length of gut whereon the horsehairs whine,", Helen Simpson , 1952 single work poetry
— Appears in: An Anthology of Australian Verse 1952; (p. 327) An Australian Treasury of Popular Verse 2002; (p. 426)
1 1 y separately published work icon Maid No More Helen Simpson , London : Heinemann , 1940 Z20919 1940 single work novel
1 Sesquicentenary : London, Sydney i "The oak is a pool of time, growth widens through it", Helen Simpson , 1938 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Peaceful Army : A Memorial to the Women Pioneers of Australia, 1788-1938 1938; (p. 85) The Peaceful Army : A Memorial to the Women Pioneers of Australia, 1788-1938 1988; (p. 86)
1 Australia is So Modern i "Too old, a sanctuary of forgotten races", Helen Simpson , 1938 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Peaceful Army : A Memorial to the Women Pioneers of Australia, 1788-1938 1938; (p. 85) The Peaceful Army : A Memorial to the Women Pioneers of Australia, 1788-1938 1988; (p. 86)
1 An Experiment of the Dead Helen Simpson , 1938 single work short story horror
— Appears in: The Ash Tree Press Annual Macabre 2001 2001; (p. 121-130)
1 Death of Henry Kinder Helen Simpson , 1937 single work non-fiction crime
— Appears in: The Anatomy of Murder : Famous Crimes Critically Considered by Members of the Detective Club 1937; (p. 3-40)

One of a collection of true-crime stories published as part of an anthology from members of the Detection Club (sometimes called the Detective Club in the US). Helen Simpson's contribution focused on Henry Kinder, whose wife, Ellen, had been having an affair with Louis Bertrand, a dentist in Wynyard Square, Sydney. Bertrand attempted several times to murder Kinder (including, on one occasion, shooting him, which injured but did not kill him); Ellen eventually took matters into her own hands, poisoning her husband. Bertrand was convicted for the crime and sentenced to death (Ellen was discharged for lack of evidence). Sir Julian Salomons argued for a new trial, which was ultimately not granted, but Bertrand's sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.

4 6 y separately published work icon Under Capricorn Helen Simpson , London : Heinemann , 1937 Z541894 1937 single work novel historical fiction romance
1 Address to Australian English Association Helen Simpson , 1937 single work
— Appears in: Union Recorder , 30 September 1937; (p. 207-208)
1 Helen Simpson on Literary Parasites Helen Simpson , 1935 single work autobiography
— Appears in: All About Books , 10 May vol. 7 no. 5 1935; (p. 82-83)
1 y separately published work icon The Female Felon Helen Simpson , London : Lovat Dickson and Thompson , 1935 Z1273393 1935 single work novella detective
1 1 y separately published work icon Heartsease and Honesty : Being the Pastimes of the Sieur de Grammont, Steward to the Duc de Richelieu in Touraine Sieur de Grammont , Helen Simpson (translator), London : Golden Cockerel Press , 1935 Z1107694 1935 selected work autobiography correspondence poetry prose
4 3 y separately published work icon Saraband for Dead Lovers Helen Simpson , London : Heinemann , 1935 Z541788 1935 single work novel historical fiction

An historical novel about the doomed lover affair between Sophia Dorothea of Celle (wife of George I of England) and Philip Christoph von Königsmarck; the affair saw Königsmarck killed and Sophia repudiated by her husband and imprisoned in the Castle of Ahlden for the last thirty years of her life.

1 Love That Lost a Throne Helen Simpson , 1935 single work
— Appears in: The Daily News , 4 April 1935;
1 The Pythoness Helen Simpson , 1934 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Lovat Dickson's Magazine , January vol. 2 no. 1 1934; (p. 103-120) Australian Hauntings : Colonial Supernatural Fiction 2011; Australian Hauntings : Colonial Supernatural Fiction 2013; (p. 246-262)
1 1 y separately published work icon Henry VIII Helen Simpson , New York (City) : Appleton , 1934 Z1273397 1934 single work biography
1 A Posteriori Helen Simpson , 1934 single work short story
— Appears in: Lovat Dickson's Magazine , July vol. 3 no. 1 1934; (p. 11-19) Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine , September vol. 24 no. 130 1954; (p. 75-80) Goodbye to Romance : Stories by New Zealand and Australian Women Writers 1930-1988 1989; (p. 19-25)
1 y separately published work icon The Spanish Marriage Helen Simpson , London : Peter Davies , 1933 Z1503515 1933 single work biography
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