Eberhart, Mignon G. (1899-1996)

The Mignon G. Eberhart collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, and other items.

Manuscripts for novels by Eberhart in the collection (all published by Random House except where noted) include While the Patient Slept (Doubleday, 1930); The Glass Slipper (Doubleday, 1938); The Man Next Door (1943); The White Dress (1946); Another Woman’s House (1947); Hunt with the Hounds (1950); Dead Men’s Plans (1952); Another Man’s Murder (novelette version, 1957); Run Scared (1963); Call After Midnight (1964); Witness at Large (1966); Woman on the Roof (1968); Message from Hong Kong (1969); El Rancho Rio (1970); Two Little Rich Girls (1971); The Patient in Room 18 (revised edition, Popular Library, 1972); Murder in Waiting (1973); Danger Money (1975); Family Fortune (1976); Nine O’Clock Tide (1978); The Bayou Road (1979); Casa Madrone (1980); Family Affair (1981); Next of Kin (1982); The Patient in Cabin C (1984); The Alpine Condo Cross Fire (1984); A Fighting Chance (1986); and Three Days for Emeralds (1988); as well as unpublished fragments titled If Ever I Cease to Love, Valentine Party, Dead Yesterday, and others.

Manuscripts for plays by Eberhart include Eight O’Clock Tuesday, written with Robert Wallsten and first produced in New York City, 1941 (published by French, 1941); Double Jeopardy, produced in Connecticut in the early 1960s; and the unproduced plays Dearly Beloved and An Affair of Murder .

Other manuscripts by Eberhart include the teleplay The Wagstaff Pearls (1952) as well as several short stories and essays, including an essay titled: “... And Far Away: Being the Candid Observations of a Civil Engineer’s Wife.”

Correspondence in the collection primarily dates from the 1980s, with some from the 1960s. Items include a few letters to and from Eberhart’s literary agent, Carl Brandt, as well as the literary agency Brandt and Brandt; a personal note from Bennett Cerf; letters to and from her family; and letters from various magazines, editors, and publishers.

Other items in the collection include a photo album; an address / telephone book; printed versions of Eberhart’s short stories; and a file of Navy documents regarding Eberhart’s first husband, Alanson Clyde Eberhart.

Notable Figures
1. Eberhart, Mignon Good, 1899-1996
Associated Subjects
1. Mystery and Suspense Fiction Subject Guide
2. Women's Studies Collections -- Popular Fiction Subject Guide
3. Literary Collections Subject Guide
4. Helen Deutsch Research Section
5. Authors, American
6. Crime in literature
7. Detective and mystery stories
8. American literature--20th century