A blog about the life and works of Scottish writer Jane Shaw (1910-2000).
Saturday, October 8, 2011
In the 1960s, Jane Shaw began to use the pen name Jean Bell. Under this name, she wrote the unpublished novella A Girl with Ideas the only books of hers that were ever published in paperback for the Collins Spitfire series. These two books were for younger readers. One was called Paddy Turns Detective, and here we can see The Penhallow Mystery. As the name suggests, it is set in Cornwall. Other stories set in Cornwall are the short story Family Troubles and the two Moochers books.