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Settings used in Canning's novels and stories

Book titles are in italics. Novella and short story titles are enclosed in inverted commas. Bold face for a book title shows that a substantial part of the action occurs in that place.

Most of the work set overseas is from Canning's middle period, roughly 1943 to 1967. He is quoted as saying that he had to set his thrillers abroad because "in this country you can always call a policeman". However almost all his early work (1934-1940) and late work (1968-1986) is set within the United Kingdom, and most of that is in the southern counties of England.

Information compiled by John Higgins, updated June 2024