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James Hadley Chase


(René Brabazon Raymond)
UK (1906 - 1985)

aka James L Dochery, Ambrose Grant, Raymond Marshall, René Raymond

James Hadley Chase was born in London and initially worked as a book wholesaler. He was heavily influenced by American crime and gangster writers and his own books fall within that genre, with many of them based in the U.S. Chase developed a number of series characters, with several books dedicated to each and all are fast moving tales of murder, intrigue, blackmail and espionage. Characters include ex commando Brick-Top Corrigan, Californian private eye Vic Malloy, former C.I.A. agent Mark Girland, and millionaire Don Miclem. Hailed as " the thriller maestro of the generation ", Chase died in 1985.
 
Novels
The Dead Stay Dumb (1939)
     aka Kiss My Fist!
He Won't Need It Now (1939) (as by James L Dochery)
Get a Load of This (1941)
Miss Callaghan Comes to Grief (1941)
Miss Shumway Waves a Wand (1944)
Eve (1945)
I'll Get You for This (1946)
More Deadly Than the Male (1946) (as by Ambrose Grant)
The Flesh of the Orchid (1948)
You Never Know with Women (1949)
Strictly for Cash (1951)
The Fast Buck (1952)
I'll Bury My Dead (1953)
This Way for a Shroud (1953)
Safer Dead (1954)
     aka Dead Ringer
Tiger By the Tail (1954)
You've Got It Coming (1955)
The Guilty Are Afraid (1957)
Not Safe to Be Free (1958)
     aka The Case of the Strangled Starlet
The World in My Pocket (1959)
Come Easy, Go Easy (1960)
What's Better Than Money? (1960)
Just Another Sucker (1961)
A Lotus for Miss Quon (1961)
A Coffin from Hong Kong (1962)
I Would Rather Stay Poor (1962)
One Bright Summer Morning (1963)
Cade (1966)
The Vulture Is a Patient Bird (1969)
Like a Hole in the Head (1970)
Want to Stay Alive? (1971)
Just a Matter of Time (1972)
You're Dead Without Money (1972)
Have a Change of Scene (1973)
Knock, Knock! Who's There? (1973)
Three of Spades (1974)
So What Happens to Me? (1974)
Goldfish Have No Hiding Place (1974)
So Soon To Die (1975)
Believe This, You'll Believe Anything (1975)
Do Me a Favour, Drop Dead (1976)
Meet Mark Girland (1977)
My Laugh Comes Last (1977)
Consider Yourself Dead (1978)
You Must Be Kidding (1979)
A Can of Worms (1979)
You Can Say That Again (1980)
Try This One for Size (1980)
Hand Me a Fig Leaf (1981)
Have a Nice Night (1982)
We'll Share a Double Funeral (1982)
Not My Thing (1983)
Hit Them Where It Hurts (1984)












 
Plays
 
Anthologies edited
 
Anthologies containing stories by James Hadley Chase
 
Short stories
The Mirror in Room 22 (1946)



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