Given the rarity of the Huntriss name, it is a little surprising that it makes its appearance in a number of books..


A mouse is born

Anita Loos

Anita Loos was an acclaimed American screenwriter, playwright and author, whose best known work was “Gentlemen prefer Blondes”.

She wrote “A Mouse is born” in 1951, an autobiography of Effie Huntriss, a fictional Hollywood starlet.

Hurry the Darkness

Maurice Proctor

A novel, set in the north of England, in which (Rose)Bud Huntriss is one of the characters.

Whilst all the characters are fictional, the author worked in the Halifax area, which could suggest that he was aware of the Huntriss family name. William Huntriss was a mill owner in Halifax.

A Farrago of Lies

Trevor Tilka

An Australian novel in which Myra Huntriss is an Estate Agent

Death of an Aloe Seed

Julius Falconer

An excellent detective story by Julius Falconer set in Sherburn-in-Elmet (the village in which several of my ancestors lived)

This second chronicle of the doings of the vicar of Sherburn (in which Joseph Huntriss makes a brief but telling appearance) draws the reader cosily into eighteenth-century village life where medicine is primitive, travel arduous and time-consuming, curses feared and officers of the law less than eager to pursue their functions.