Gwen Moffat

Standard Name: Moffat, Gwen
Birth Name: Gwen Mary Goddard
Married Name: Gwen Moffat
Married Name: Gwen Lees
Writing from before until after the second half of the twentieth century, GM has covered a huge span of genres. Having written poetry in youth, she turned to journalism (on outdoor subjects) when short of money. It took her a long time to realise that literary and physical interests could be combined: that a climber might be interested in James Joyce .
Moffat, Gwen. Space Below My Feet. Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press.
She published several non-fiction books—mountaineering reminiscences, works on mountain rescue and on conservation and ecology—before embarking on a long and successful career as a writer of crime fiction. Her oeuvre also includes one or two non-crime novels, and books about the American pioneers travelling southwest, and her own travels in their footsteps.


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GC has contributed poems to more than half a dozen journals, Welsh, English, and American, and most frequently to Poetry Wales, the New Welsh Review, and Poetry Nation Review (PNR). She has reviewed...


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Moffat, Gwen. A Short Time to Live. Gollantz, 1976.
Moffat, Gwen. Cue the Battered Wife. Macmillan, 1994.
Moffat, Gwen. Gone Feral. Constable, 2007.
Moffat, Gwen. Grizzly Trail. Gollancz, 1984.
Moffat, Gwen. Hard Road West: Alone on the California Trail. Gollancz, 1981.
Moffat, Gwen. Lady with a Cool Eye. Gollancz, 1973.
Moffat, Gwen. Last Chance Country: A Crime Novel. Gollancz, 1983.
Moffat, Gwen. Miss Pink at the Edge of the World. Gollancz, 1975.
Moffat, Gwen. On My Home Ground. Hodder and Stoughton, 1968.
Moffat, Gwen. Over the Sea to Death. Gollancz, 1976.
Moffat, Gwen. Pit Bull. Macmillan, 1991.
Moffat, Gwen. Rage. Macmillan, 1990.
Moffat, Gwen. Snare. Macmillan, 1987.
Moffat, Gwen. Space Below My Feet. Houghton Mifflin, Riverside Press, 1961.
Moffat, Gwen. Space Below My Feet. Hodder and Stoughton, 1961.
Moffat, Gwen. Survival Count. Gollancz, 1972.
Moffat, Gwen. The Buckskin Girl: A Novel of the California Trail in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Gollancz, 1982.
Moffat, Gwen. The Outside Edge. Macmillan, 1993.
Moffat, Gwen. The Raptor Zone. Macmillan, 1990.
Moffat, Gwen. The Storm Seekers. Secker and Warburg, 1989.
Moffat, Gwen. Two Star Red. A Book about R. A. F. Mountain Rescue. Hodder and Stoughton, 1964.
Moffat, Gwen. Veronica’s Sisters. Macmillan, 1992.