Awards & Winners

Helen McCloy

Date of Birth 06-June-1904
Place of Birth New York City
(New York, United States of America, Area code 917)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Helen Clarkson
Profession Writer
Helen McCloy, pseudonym Helen Clarkson, was an American mystery writer, whose series character Dr. Basil Willing debuted in Dance of Death. Willing believes, that "every criminal leaves psychic fingerprints, and he can't wear gloves to hide them." He appeared in 13 of McCloy's novels and in several of her short stories. McCloy often used the theme of doppelganger, but in the end of the story she showed a psychological or realistic explanation for the seemingly supernatural events.

Awards by Helen McCloy

Check all the awards nominated and won by Helen McCloy.


Edgar Award for Outstanding Mystery Criticism
(Westport Town Crier and other Connecticut papers)


Nominations 1952 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Edgar Award for Best Short Story Twenty Great Tales of Murder