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Cyril Hare ~ A Brief Biography

A short potted history of the author Cyril Hare

Cyril Hare is the pseudonym of Judge Gordon Clark, who was born at Mickleham near Dorking in 1900. He was educated at Rugby, and New College, Oxford, where he took a ‘First’ in History.
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John Dickson Carr Autobiography ~ Information

John Dickson Carr ~ Some Information in the Authors Own Words

John Dickson Carr says: ‘Of Scottish descent, I was born in America in 1906. They sent me to school and university with the idea of turning me into a barrister like my father. But I wanted to write detective stories. I don’t mean that I wanted to write great novels, or any nonsense like that! I mean that I simply damn well wanted to write detective stories, And still do.
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Christianna Brand Biography - Information About the Author

Christianna Brand was born and brought up in Malaya. She came home to England to be educated in a convent and at the age of seventeen, her father having lost all his money, started to earn her own living.
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Freeman Wills Crofts Information

A small publishers biography of the Golden Age crime and mystery author Freeman Wills Crofts

Freeman Wills Crofts
was born in Dublin in 1879 and educated at Campbell College, Belfast. He was trained in Civil Engineering and began his working life on a railway in Northern Ireland. His knowledge of railway working has been put to good use in his books.
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John Ferguson Books - Biography

John Ferguson was of Scottish descent and lived in various places before moving South to Lymington.
He was born in 1873 and the author’s middle name was Alexander. He wrote 11 mystery novels and also some plays we believe including at least one of note, Campbell of Kilmohr.
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Ellery Queen - Information About the Authors behind the name

Besides being the gentleman detective whose apartment on West 87th Street, New York, is as well known as Sherlock Holmes’ flat in Baker Street, London, and whose father is Inspector Richard Queen of the New York Police Department, Ellery Queen is a writer composed of two individuals, Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee.
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GDH and M Cole Biography - A Brief History

Some background information on G.D.H. Cole and Margaret Cole

G. D. H. Cole, (he only son of a surveyor and estate agent, took 10 books and writing from his schooldays at St. Paul’s. After his Oxford days he taught philosophy at Durham University, and then, first, economies and later, politics at Oxford, where he is now Professor of Social and Political Theory, Fellow of All Souls and Nuffield Colleges, and Hon.
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Mary Fitt Biography - In Her Own Words !

A Brief Summary of Mary Fitt by … Mary Fitt !

Asked for a biography, Mary Fict says :
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Nicholas Blake aka Cecil Day Lewis Biograpraphy

Nicholas Blake Biography

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Under the pseudonym of ‘Nicholas Blake’ Cecil Day Lewis has written a number of first-class detective stories. Born in 1904, the son of a clergyman, he is related on his mother’s side to Oliver Goldsmith. He was educated at Sherborne and ac Wadham College, Oxford, and then became a schoolmaster.
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HRF Keating Biography More Information About

Henry Raymond Fitzwilliam Keating was educated at Merchant Taylor’s School and Trinity College, Dublin. He has been chief reviewer of crime, espionage and suspense fiction for The Times of London from 1967. He has also been prominent in the affairs of the Crime Writers7 Association, of which he was chairman from 1970-1971.
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