Kathleen Moore Knight was born in the final decade of the nineteenth century. Her home was on Martha’s Vineyard, the island that, with Cape Cod, furnished settings for her Elisha Macomber series. During her writing career, she showed considerable interest in the local color of this area, as she did in other areas of the world, most notably Panama and Mexico. Her published writings consist solely of crime novels, many of which appeared through the Detective Book Club, and all of which were widely reviewed, especially in The New York Times, whose reviewers praised her work. She died in 1984.