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James Hadley Chase (1906–1985)

Autor(a) de No Orchids for Miss Blandish

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(eng) Reference to his work being published by Harlequin can be seen at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequin_Romance

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Obras de James Hadley Chase

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1939) — Autor — 462 cópias, 16 resenhas
Lady - Here's Your Wreath (1940) 134 cópias, 2 resenhas
You Never Know with Women (1949) 108 cópias, 1 resenha
The Guilty Are Afraid (1957) 94 cópias
Eve (1945) 93 cópias, 4 resenhas
One Bright Summer Morning (1963) 84 cópias, 2 resenhas
A Coffin from Hong Kong (1962) 83 cópias, 1 resenha
Lay Her Among the Lillies (1950) 82 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Vulture Is a Patient Bird (1969) 80 cópias, 1 resenha
I'll Bury My Dead (1953) 75 cópias, 1 resenha
Come Easy - Go Easy (1960) 72 cópias
Tiger by the Tail (1954) 71 cópias
The Dead Stay Dumb (1951) 67 cópias, 1 resenha
Tell it to the birds (1963) 66 cópias, 2 resenhas
Like a Hole in the Head (1970) 66 cópias
Twelve Chinks and a Woman (1952) 66 cópias, 4 resenhas
The Flesh of the Orchid (1940) 63 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Way the Cookie Crumbles (1965) 63 cópias, 2 resenhas
Figure it Out for Yourself (1951) 62 cópias, 1 resenha
The World in My Pocket (1959) 62 cópias, 1 resenha
An ace up my sleeve (1970) 62 cópias, 1 resenha
A Lotus for Miss Quon (1961) 62 cópias
You Find Him - I'll Fix Him (1956) 57 cópias
Strictly for Cash (1951) 56 cópias
He Won't Need It Now (1967) 55 cópias, 2 resenhas
This Way for a Shroud (1953) 53 cópias, 1 resenha
Well Now, My Pretty (1967) 50 cópias
Mission to Siena (1955) 50 cópias, 1 resenha
You're Dead Without Money (1972) 48 cópias, 1 resenha
I Would Rather Stay Poor (1962) 47 cópias, 1 resenha
Just Another Sucker (1961) 47 cópias
Mission to Venice (1954) 46 cópias
You Have Yourself a Deal (1966) 45 cópias, 1 resenha
The Whiff of Money (1969) 45 cópias
Shock Treatment (1959) 44 cópias, 1 resenha
The Paw in the Bottle (1949) 44 cópias, 1 resenha
Have a Change of Scene (1973) 44 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Fast Buck (1952) 44 cópias
Not Safe to Be Free (1958) 43 cópias
What's Better Than Money? (1960) 43 cópias
Miss Shumway Waves a Wand (1944) 41 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Wary Transgressor (1952) 41 cópias
You've Got It Coming (1955) 40 cópias
Safer Dead aka Dead Ringer (1954) 40 cópias
Get a Load of This (Anthology) (1988) 40 cópias, 1 resenha
Just A Matter Of Time (1972) 40 cópias
Make the Corpse Walk (1946) 39 cópias, 1 resenha
I'll get you for this (1946) 39 cópias
Hit and Run (1958) 39 cópias
Cade (1968) 38 cópias
Believed Violent (1968) 38 cópias, 1 resenha
The Double Shuffle (1952) 38 cópias, 1 resenha
Trusted Like the Fox (1948) 37 cópias
Knock Knock Who's There? (1973) 37 cópias, 1 resenha
My Laugh Comes Last (1976) 37 cópias
But a Short Time to Live (1951) 36 cópias
More Deadly Than the Male (1946) 36 cópias
Why Pick on Me? (1951) 35 cópias
Mallory (1950) 35 cópias
There's Always a Price Tag (1956) 35 cópias
Have This One on Me (1967) 34 cópias, 1 resenha
Have a Nice Night (1981) 33 cópias, 1 resenha
An Ear to the Ground (1968) 32 cópias
Hand Me A Fig Leaf (1981) 32 cópias
Consider yourself dead (1978) 31 cópias, 1 resenha
Miss Callaghan Comes To Grief (1941) 31 cópias, 1 resenha
The Sucker Punch (1954) 31 cópias
Want to Stay Alive? (1971) 31 cópias
This is for real (1965) 30 cópias
Do Me a Favour-Drop Dead (1975) 30 cópias
The Things Men Do (1953) 28 cópias
Never Trust a Woman (1951) 27 cópias
You Must be Kidding (1979) 26 cópias
We'll Share a Double Funeral (1982) 26 cópias
Just the Way It Is (1944) 25 cópias
Try This One for Size (1980) 25 cópias, 2 resenhas
So What Happens To Me? (1974) 23 cópias
A Can of Worms (1979) 22 cópias
The Soft Centre (1964) 21 cópias
No Business of Mine (1947) 20 cópias
I Hold the Four Aces (1976) 20 cópias
Not My Thing (1983) 20 cópias
Hit Them Where it Hurts (1985) 19 cópias
The joker in the pack (1974) 18 cópias, 1 resenha
You Can Say That Again (1979) 17 cópias
Blondes' Requiem (1946) 12 cópias
Night Out (1964) 10 cópias
I cinque volti di Chase (1973) 3 cópias
Si Deseas Seguir Viviendo (1995) 3 cópias
Dark ladies (1989) 3 cópias
Shock Treatment (1981) 2 cópias
Dead Ringer [and] Maid for Murder (1954) — Autor — 2 cópias
ROMANZI 2 cópias
MUERTE APLAZADA (1956) 2 cópias
ENTRE SOMBRAS (1951) 2 cópias
Try This One for Size (2013) 2 cópias
L' uomo dei tre capestri (2007) 2 cópias
THE DEAD STAY NUMB 1 exemplar(es)
La carne dell'orchidea 1 exemplar(es)
Die aasvoel wag geduldig 1 exemplar(es)
Wat's beter as geld? 1 exemplar(es)
Die Afperser 1 exemplar(es)
Meisie, Hier's jou Krans 1 exemplar(es)
'n Vinnige Noot 1 exemplar(es)
Isku vyön alle (1985) 1 exemplar(es)
Los culpables tienen miedo. (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Soos die dobbelstene val 1 exemplar(es)
Tratamiento de shock (1959) 1 exemplar(es)
(Vic Malloy 02) Resuélvelo tú mismo 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Kolskoot! 1 exemplar(es)
3x v pasci 1 exemplar(es)
My Dooies bly Myne 1 exemplar(es)
Il tarlo del sospetto 1 exemplar(es)
Die Troef is myne 1 exemplar(es)
le requiem des blondes 1 exemplar(es)
SCIACALLI SI MUORE 1 exemplar(es)
Valittu tappamaan 1 exemplar(es)
blood sucker (2008) 1 exemplar(es)
No es asunto mío 1 exemplar(es)
The Wary Transgressor 1 exemplar(es)
Los muertos no hablan 1 exemplar(es)
Poco tiempo para vivir 1 exemplar(es)
Die klou van die Aap 1 exemplar(es)
Los muertos no hablan 1 exemplar(es)
Mission the Venice 1 exemplar(es)
Estás solo cuando estás muerto (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Karera ubiytsy (2019) 1 exemplar(es)
Toc, toc, quién es? 1 exemplar(es)
Si usted cree esto 1 exemplar(es)
Signé la tortue 1 exemplar(es)
Officiel ! (1995) 1 exemplar(es)
Ça ira mieux demain (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
ECEL BANKASI 1 exemplar(es)
Paskutinis šansas: detektyvas (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Para cubrir apariencias (1983) 1 exemplar(es)
Vipère au sein (1971) 1 exemplar(es)
Past (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Citelný zásah 1 exemplar(es)
Dinero Facil 1 exemplar(es)
You'll Get Yours 1 exemplar(es)
Belle da morire (1993) 1 exemplar(es)
The Mirror in Room 23 1 exemplar(es)
Objetivo: Assassinar 1 exemplar(es)
Měkký střed (1994) 1 exemplar(es)
Présumé dangereux (1997) 1 exemplar(es)
Bilden av ett brott 1 exemplar(es)
The Killing Is Easy 1 exemplar(es)
Padillo's Play 1 exemplar(es)
La sangre de la orquídea (1990) 1 exemplar(es), 1 resenha
Vinovații se tem 1 exemplar(es)
Asul din mânecă 1 exemplar(es)
Vänta på bytet 1 exemplar(es)
Vill du hellre dö? 1 exemplar(es)
Likviderad skuld 1 exemplar(es)
Sluta illa 1 exemplar(es)
Miljonkuppen 1 exemplar(es)
Farliga bevis (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Utsedd att döda 1 exemplar(es)
Du ska ändå dö 1 exemplar(es)
Rakt i fällan 1 exemplar(es)
Mot sin vilja 1 exemplar(es)
Này cô em 1 exemplar(es)
El comodín en la baraja (1990) 1 exemplar(es)
Bloed aan haar Handjies 1 exemplar(es)
Desafio a mafia 1 exemplar(es)
Gut geplant ist halb gemordet. (1984) 1 exemplar(es)
Süßes Parfüm Gold (1970) 1 exemplar(es)
Keyd. Fanatik. Eto - serezno! (1998) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

The Mammoth Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1998) — Contribuinte — 76 cópias
Pulp Fictions: Hardboiled Stories (1996) — Contribuinte — 71 cópias, 3 resenhas
Haunters at the Hearth: Eerie Tales for Christmas Nights (2022) — Contribuinte — 31 cópias, 1 resenha


Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Chase, James Hadley
Nome de batismo
Raymond, René Brabazon
Outros nomes
Chase, James Hadley
Docherty, James L.
Grant, Ambrose
Marshall, Raymond
Cejz, Dzejms Chedli
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Cimetière des Monts-de-Corsier Corseaux, District de la Riviera-Pays-d’Enhaut, Vaud, Switzerland
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Local de falecimento
Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland
Locais de residência
London, England, UK (birth)
Rochester, Kent, England, UK
Calcutta, India
Corseaux-sur-Vevey, Switzerland (death)
King's School, Rochester, Kent, England, UK
Royal Air Force
Pequena biografia
James Hadley Chase is a pseudonym for British author Rene Brabazon Raymond (December 24,1906 – February 6, 1985) who also wrote under the names James L. Docherty, Ambrose Grant and Raymond Marshall. Chase, a London-born son of a British colonel serving in the colonial Indian Army who intended his son to have a scientific career, was initially raised at the King's School, Rochester, Kent and later studied in Calcutta. He left home at the age of 18 and became at different times a broker in a bookshop, a children's encyclopedia salesman and book wholesaler before capping it all with a writing career that produced more than 80 mystery books. In 1933, Chase married Sylvia Ray, who gave him a son. Following the US Great Depression (1929-1939), the Prohibition, and the gangster culture during this period, and after reading James M. Cain's novel The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934), he decided to try his own hand as a mystery writer. He had read about the American gangster Ma Barker and her sons, and with the help of maps and a slang dictionary, he composed in six weeks No Orchids for Miss Blandish. The book achieved remarkable popularity and became one of the best-sold books of the decade. It was a stage play in London's West End, was filmed in 1948 and in 1971 was remade by Robert Aldrich as The Grissom Gang. During World War II he served as a pilot in the RAF, eventually achieving the rank of Squadron Leader. In 1946 Graham Greene, who was a very good friend of Chase's, selected a Chase novel, More Deadly Than the Male (written under the pseudonym Ambrose Grant), for publishing under the Bloomsbury logo. Chase wrote most of his books using a dictionary of American slang, detailed maps, encyclopedias and reference books on the American underworld. He was wildly popular in Asia and Africa. He also enjoyed success in France and Italy where more than twenty of his books were made into movies. Joseph Losey's film version of Chase's thriller EVE (1945), made in 1962, was cut by the producers, the Hakim brothers. He was also extremely popular in the Soviet Union during and after the perestroika years around 1990-1993. Chase moved to France in 1956 and over to Switzerland in 1961, living a secluded life in Corseaux-Sur-Vevey, north of Lake Geneva, from 1974. He eventually died there peacefully on February 6, 1985.
Aviso de desambiguação
Reference to his work being published by Harlequin can be seen at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlequi...



Fast moving north crime novel. Generally this type of crime story is not my thing but I couldn't put this one down.
1 vote
leslie.98 | outras 15 resenhas | Jun 27, 2023 |
Serena Marshaland era la cuarta mujer más rica del mundo, y tenía todo el aspecto de serlo. Una belleza fría y dura como el demonio, con ojos de acero. Cuando su marido fue secuestrado, y se pidió un fuerte rescate por él, Serena contrató a Vic Mallory, un recio detective privado, para que les entregara el dinero a los secuestradores.
Vic no era ingenuo. sabía que los delincuentes no dudarían en eliminarlo apenas tuvieran el dinero en sus manos.
Natt90 | Apr 11, 2023 |
Para Vic Dermott, lo importante era escribir su quinta comedia y que tuviese tanto éxito en Broadway como las anteriores. Big Jim Kramer, por su parte, estaba obsesionado con recuperar los cuatro millones de dólares acumulados en su pasado de gangster de altos vuelos y recientemente perdidos por culpa de un administrador poco escrupuloso. Los problemas de Moe Zegetti eran muy distintos: la enfermedad de su madre y el trauma de dos terribles años pasados en la penitenciaría de San Quintín. En cuanto a Riff y Chita Cranee, les bastaba con su actividad de delincuentes de ínfima categoría. Nada parecía indicar que fueran a cruzarse destinos tan dispares y, sin embargo, de una manera u otra, todos ellos iban a verse envueltos en un mismo asunto. Un sucio asunto de rapto, que no tardaría en adquirir tintes sangrientos.… (mais)
Natt90 | 1 outra resenha | Feb 12, 2023 |
Waste of time
the only interesting part to me was the gangster language they used back there, though the fact that written by a British beyond the the pond cast some questions
Tom_Ripley | outras 15 resenhas | Jan 8, 2023 |



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