I don’t have to tell you that Sternwood is a sonofabitch Someone had once told him he looked like James Stewart, the movie actor . ‘You’re kidding yourself . Born René Brabazon Raymond in London, the son of a British colonel in the Indian Army, James Hadley Chase was educated at King’s School. You Must Be Kidding By James Hadley Chase – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.
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There are four owners of jackets with golf ball buttons living in the city. When Detective Tom Lepski of the Paradise City Police checks out these jackets, suspicion falls The only clue that could lead to the arrest of a homicidal killer is a golf ball button, yiu from the jacket the killer was wearing, and found next to the horrifyingly mutilated body of a young hooker. But just when Lepski is sure he has his man, two more horrifying killings occur, and he is faced with the trickiest case he’s ever had to solve.
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This is the story of a crazed, vicious killer who not only stabs his victims remorselessly, but also proceeds to dismember and mutilate them. He is a painter of sorts and gloatingly puts on canvas the horrific things he has done.
His late father had an inkling into his character early on: And his paintings hint at this: Oh how his victims suffer, when they catch glimpse of the real Crispin: Apr 30, Sifat’s Book Kingdom rated it really liked it.
The main piece of information that could prompt the capture of a desperate executioner is a golf hadle catch, torn from the coat the executioner was wearing, and found alongside the horrifyingly ruined body of a youthful hooker.
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About James Hadley Chase. 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.
His interests included photography he was up to professional standardreading and listening to classical music, being a particularly enthusiastic opera lover.
Also as a form of relaxation between novels, he put together highly complicated and sophisticated Meccano models. InRaymond married Sylvia Ray, who gave him a son.
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They were together until his death fifty three years later. This, combined with her book trade experience, made him realise that there was a big demand for gangster stories. He wrote as R. DochertyAmbrose Grant and Raymond Marshall.
A Royal Air Force Anthology. Raymond moved to France in and then to Switzerland inliving a secluded life in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, on Lake Geneva, from He eventually died there peacefully on 6 February Books by James Hadley Kidding. No trivia or quizzes yet.
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