James Hadley Chase

René Lodge Brabazon Raymond was born on 24th December 1906 in London, England, the son of Colonel Francis Raymond of the colonial Indian Army, a veterinary surgeon. His father intended his son to have a scientific career, was initially educated at King's School, Rochester, Kent. He left home at the age of 18 and became at different times a children's encyclopedia salesman, a salesman in a bookshop, and executive for a book wholesaler before turning to a writing career that produced more than 90 mystery books.

In 1932, Raymond married Sylvia Ray, who gave him a son. They were together until his death fifty three years later. During World War II he served in the Royal Air Force, achieving the rank of Squadron Leader. Chase edited the RAF Journal with David Langdon and had several stories from it published after the war in the book Slipstream: A Royal Air Force Anthology. Raymond moved to France in 1956 and then to Switzerland in 1969, living a secluded life in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, on Lake Geneva, from 1974. He eventually died there peacefully on 6 February 1985.

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Lady-Here's Your Wreath

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Twelve Chinamen and a Woman

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Lady - Here's Your Wreath

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12 Chinamen and a Woman

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Cade

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Lady, Here's Your Wreath

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A Lotus For Miss Quon

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The World In My Pocket

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Miss Callaghan Comes to Grief

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Lady--Here's Your Wreath

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The Doll's Bad News

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Nov-2009

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He Won'T Need It Now

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Shock Treatment

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Hit and Run

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Apr-1991

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You Have Yourself a Deal

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Dec-1984

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Just Another Sucker

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Aug-1974

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One Bright Summer Morning

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Jun-1974

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The Way the Cookie Crumbles

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May-1974

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I'll Get You For This

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1958

Harlequin Romance - 413

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Eve

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1957

Harlequin Romance - 385

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Tiger By the Tail

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1955

Harlequin Romance - 323

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I'll Bury My Dead

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1954

Harlequin Romance - 267

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This Way for a Shroud

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1954

Harlequin Romance - 316

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You Never Know with Women

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1953

Harlequin Romance - 206

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The Soft Touch

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1953

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Twelve Chinks and a Woman

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1952

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Strictly for Cash

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1952

Harlequin Romance - 197

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The Double Shuffle

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1952

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You're Lonely When You're Dead

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1951

Harlequin Romance - 95

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No Orchids for Miss Blandish

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1951

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The Flesh of the Orchid

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1951

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1951

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1951

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Lay Her Among the Lilies

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1951

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Ace Up My Sleeve

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Just a Matter of Time

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Lady Here's Your Wreath

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