Nedra Tyre was born October 6, 1912, in Offerman, Georgia. She graduated with a master's degree from Emory University and soon found employment as a social worker, also holding jobs during her lifetime as a librarian, clerk, book reviewer, charity worker and an advertising copy writer. Tyre had been writing since adolescence, and her stories began to appear in print in the early 1940s. Her first hardback was a 1947 story collection, Red Wine First, a series of monologues based on her social work. This was followed by Tyre's first mystery novel, Mouse in Eternity, in 1952. She produced five more mysteries, but found herself without a publisher after her final novel in 1971, and returned to the short form in digests like Ellery Queen's and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazines. Tyre lived most of her life in Richmond, Virginia, and died there on July 11, 1990.

  • Reflections on Murder: Selected Short Stories of Nedra Tyre
  • 979-8-88601-085-5
  • Sixteen crime stories edited and introduced by Bill Kelly. "Nedra Tyre is a phenomenal storyteller…"—Paperback Warrior.

  • Hall of Death / Mouse in Eternity
  • 979-8-88601-055-8
  • "Hall of Death is perhaps my favorite among Tyre's novels… Tyre excels at portraying this grim atmosphere of pervading gloom…"—Curtis Evans, The Passing Tramp. New introduction by Curtis Evans.

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  • Death of an Intruder / Twice So Fair
  • 978-1-951473-77-8
  • "Her best novel is Death of an Intruder, an escalating battle of wills between two women that leads to murder."—Christopher Fowler. "…the level of suspense is stellar…"—Sarah Weinman, CrimeReads. New introduction by Curtis Evans. June 2022.

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