James Hadley Chase

James Hadley Chase is the pen-name for English born Londoner Rene Brabazon Raymond. His style was clear and precise and was more of a send up of the hard-boiled crime novels from more noted American authors, but the sheer bulk of his work and the swift narrative meant that he was widely read around the world.

Although Chase wrote a wide range of stand-alone novels along with many series characters that were used for a brief period before they were "retired" and the next series commenced. This resulted in many two or three book series featuring memorable characters such as reporter and detective Mark Fenner, private eye Bricktop Corrigan, insurance investigator Steve Marmas, adventurer Don Micklem, Florida PI Frank Terrell and others.

His novels were generally set in an imaginative American city and the prose and dialogue was somewhat over the top in terms of the colorful slang that was used. Rather than be overly bothered with character development he was more inclined to immerse himself in the plot and ran with it as fast as he possibly could.

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The works of James Hadley Chase have been listed below with the original titles listed first and, where relevant, any re-titles that were made.

James Hadley Chase Novels

No Orchids For Miss Blandish    (1939)
The Dead Stay Dumb    (1939)
He Won't Need It Now    (1939)
Twelve Chinks and a Woman    (1940) apa The Doll's Bad News
Lady - Here's Your Wreath    (1940)
Get A Load of This     (1941)
Miss Callaghan Comes To Grief    (1941)
Miss Shumway Waves A Wand    (1944)
Just the Way It Is    (1944)
Eve    (1945)
I'll Get You For This    (1946)
Blonde's Requiem    (1946)
Make the Corpse Walk    (1946)
More Deadly Than the Male    (1946)
No Business Of Mine    (1947)
The Flesh of the Orchid    (1948)
You Never Know With Women    (1949)
Trusted Like A Fox    (1948)
The Paw In the Bottle    (1949)
You're Lonely When You're Dead    (1949)
Figure It Out For Yourself    (1950) apa The Marjiuana Mob
Lay Her Among the Lilies    (1950) apa Too Dangerous To Be Free
Mallory    (1950)
In A Vain Shadow    (1951)
But A Short Time To Live     (1951)
Why Pick On Me?    (1951)
Strictly For Cash    (1951)
The Fast Buck    (1952)
The Double Shuffle    (1952)
The Wary Transgressor    (1952)
The Things Men Do    (1953)
This Way For A Shroud    (1953)
I'll Bury My Dead    (1953)
Mission To Venice    (1954)
The Sucker Punch    (1954)
Tiger By the Tail    (1954)
Safer Dead    (1954) apa Dead Ringer
You've Got It Coming    (1955)
Mission To Siena    (1955)
The Pickup    (1955)
Ruthless    (1955)
You Find Him - I'll Fix Him    (1956)
There's Always A Price Tag    (1956)
The Guilty Are Afraid    (1957)
Never Trust A Woman    (1957)
Hit And Run    (1958)
Not Safe To Be Free    (1958) apa The Case of the Strangled Starlet
Shock Treatment    (1959)
The World In My Pocket    (1959)
What's Better Than Money    (1960)
Come Easy - Go Easy    (1960)
Just Another Sucker    (1961)
A Lotus For Miss Quon    (1961)
I Would Rather Stay Poor    (1962)
A Coffin From Bangkok    (1962)
Tell It To The Birds    (1963)
One Bright Summer Morning    (1963)
The Soft Centre    (1964)
The Way the Cookie Crumbles    (1965)
This Is For Real    (1967)
Cade    (1966)
You Have Yourself A Deal    (1966)
Well Now, My Pretty    (1967)
Have This One On Me    (1967)
An Ear to the Ground    (1968)
Believed Violent    (1968)
The Vulture Is A Patient Bird    (1969)
The Whiff Of Money    (1969)
There's A Hippie On the Highway    (1970)
Like A Hole In the Head    (1970)
Want To Stay Alive?    (1971)
An Ace Up My Sleeve    (1971)
Just A Matter Of Time    (1972)
You're Dead Without Money    (1972)
Knock, Knock! Who's There    (1973)
Have A Change Of Scene    (1973)
Three Of Spades    (1974)
So What Happens To Me?    (1974)
Goldfish Have No Hiding Place    (1974)
The Joker In the Pack    (1975)
Believe This, You'll Believe Anything    (1975)
Do Me A Favor - Drop Dead    (1976)
I Hold Four Aces    (1977)
My Laugh Comes Last    (1977)
Meet Mark Girland    (1977)
Consider Yourself Dead    (1978)
A Can Of Worms    (1979)
You Must Be Kidding    (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)
Meet Helga Rolfe    (1984)


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