Chase left home at the age of In , Chase married Sylvia Ray, and they had a son. In , they moved to France. Chase eventually died there on 6 February He also served as an executive for a book wholesaler, before turning to a writing career that produced more than 90 mystery books.

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He wrote in the detective, crime fiction, Mystery, and thriller genres. Raymond, James Docherty, and Raymond Marshall. Rene or Chase left home at the age of 18 and married Sylvia Ray with whom they had one child, a son, at the age of After leaving home James Hadley Chase worked in sales, focusing on books and literature, before turning to writing.

In they moved to France, and in they moved to Switzerland where he lived a secluded life until his death in During the WWII, he befriended Merrill Panitt, who later became the editor of the TV Guide, and he provided him with a dictionary of American slang, reference books and detailed maps of the American underworld.

This provided Chase with the background for his early novels with American settings. Chase was involved with several court cases during his career.

The canon of Chase with 90 titles made him to be known as the king of thrillers in Europe. Rene Raymond or James Haley Chase was also one of the leading international best selling writers and up to date 50 of his books have been made into films. His interests included listening to classical music, photography, reading, and opera. As it turns out, from the moment Jackson falls in love with Veda his doom is sealed. The book opens on the 6th floor of a dilapidated building in the dead end area of San Luis Beach.

Floyd Jackson is in his rented office alone at night trying to think a way out of a tight situation, but try as he might he cannot see any way out. He is licked and he knows it! At 10 minutes to It is a hot July night 18 months since he first arrived at San Luis Beach. Making the decision calls for a drink.

As he prepares to open the bottle he hears foots steps on the stairs. All offices on his floor are shut, they close at The foot steps walk along the passage, heavy, slow and measured steps. In the tension he lights his last cigarette. Finger nails tap the door panel, then the doorknob turns and the door swings open as Jackson shifts his desk lamp. A very big man stands at the doorway. He is as thick as he is broad and has a round face. He is about 50 years old. He calls Mr.

Jackson by his name in a thin, scratchy and hoarse voice. The stranger calls him by his full names, Floyd Jackson, and again Jackson nodes. The stranger exclaims and moves further into the room. He offers a business card with only a name on it, Cornelius Gorman, no address or anything else.

In the book Nick English is determined to find who murdered his brother. However, his attempts to find out who killed his brother start a series of reaction including violence and murder that nearly claims his life. It is a tale of organized blackmail interspersed with sudden and vicious murder. He walks across the room to where Lois Marshall is sitting at the telephone switchboard.

He has a bottle of champagne and two glasses which he carefully sets down on a neighboring desk. He asks Lois to have some champagne but she declines smiling. She is a lean, good looking woman of about 26 years with steady eyes, severe eye brows and little make up. Harry opens the champagne bottle then hurriedly tips the foaming wine into a glass. Lois protests but Harry insists he will stay there till the men in his office finish their whiskey and leave.

He pours the champagne into the second glass. Lois takes it and toasts to Mr. Harry grins. We recently conducted a poll among visitors and the Memory Man series was voted the 8th most favourite series by all readers. If you ARE an avid reader of it then great news — a new book is coming out very soon!!! Pre-order now. Please Note The links beside each book title will take you to Amazon, who I feel are the best online retailer for books where you can read more about the book, or purchase it.

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