James Hadley Chase Books In Order

Publication Order of Dave Fenner Books

No Orchids for Miss Blandish (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Twelve Chinks and a Woman (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vic Malloy Books

You're Lonely When You're Dead (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Figure It Out for Yourself (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lay Her Among the Lilies (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Steve Harmas Books

The Double Shuffle (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's Always a Price Tag (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shock Treatment (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell It to the Birds (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Ear to the Ground (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Frank Terrell Books

The Soft Centre (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way the Cookie Crumbles (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Well Now, My Pretty (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Believed Violent (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There's a Hippie On the Highway (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mark Girland Books

This Is for Real (1965) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Have Yourself a Deal (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have This One On Me (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Whiff of Money (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Helga Rolfe Books

An Ace Up My Sleeve (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Joker in the Pack (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Hold the Four Aces (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Dead Stay Dumb (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
He Won't Need It Now (1939) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lady, Here's Your Wreath (1940) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Get a Load of This (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Callaghan Comes to Grief (1941) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Shumway Waves a Wand (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just the Way It Is (1944) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eve (1945) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Get You for This (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blonde's Requiem (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Make the Corpse Walk (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
More Deadly Than the Male (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Business of Mine (1947) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Flesh of the Orchid (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trusted Like the Fox (1948) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Never Know with Women (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Paw in the Bottle (1949) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mallory (1950) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strictly for Cash (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
But a Short Time to Live (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In a Vain Shadow (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Why Pick On Me? (1951) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fast Buck (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wary Transgressor (1952) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I'll Bury My Dead (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Way for a Shroud (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Things Men Do (1953) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safer Dead (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tiger by the Tail (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission to Venice (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sucker Punch (1954) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You've Got It Coming (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission to Siena (1955) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Find Him, I'll Fix Him (1956) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Guilty Are Afraid (1957) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not Safe to Be Free (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit and Run (1958) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World in My Pocket (1959) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Easy, Go Easy (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What's Better Than Money? (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just Another Sucker (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Lotus for Miss Quon (1961) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Coffin from Hong Kong (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Would Rather Stay Poor (1962) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
One Bright Summer Morning (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cade (1966) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vulture Is a Patient Bird (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Like a Hole in the Head (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Want to Stay Alive? (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Just a Matter of Time (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You're Dead Without Money (1972) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have a Change of Scene (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Knock, Knock! Who's There? (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three of Spades (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
So What Happens to Me? (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Goldfish Have No Hiding Place (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Believe This, You'll Believe Anything (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Do Me a Favour, Drop Dead (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Mark Girland (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Laugh Comes Last (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Consider Yourself Dead (1978) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Must Be Kidding (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Can of Worms (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
You Can Say That Again (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Try This One for Size (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hand Me a Fig Leaf (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Have a Nice Night (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
We'll Share a Double Funeral (1982) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Not My Thing (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hit Them Where It Hurts (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Slipstream: A Royal Air Force Anthology (1946) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Omnibus Books

Double Shuffle / Shock Treatment / Tell it to the Birds (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Helga Rolfe (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Come Easy, Go Easy / Cade / My Laugh Comes Last (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

James Hadley Chase was an English author, and he was one of the best known thriller writers of all time. He was born Rene Lodge Brabazon Raymond on December 24 1906, and died on February 6 1985, at the age of 78 years. He wrote in the detective, crime fiction, Mystery, and thriller genres. He was well known by his pseudonyms which included James Hadley Chase, Ambrose Grant, R. Raymond, James Docherty, and Raymond Marshall. He was the son of a Colonial Indian Army Colonel, Francis Raymond, who was a veterinary surgeon. The Colonel wanted his son to pursue a scientific career and so educated him at King’s school Rochester, Kent. 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 26. After leaving home James Hadley Chase worked in sales, focusing on books and literature, before turning to writing. In 1956 they moved to France, and in 1969 they moved to Switzerland where he lived a secluded life until his death in 1985. During the WWII, Chase served in the British Royal Air Force and rose to the rank of Squadron Leader. While in the Royal Air Force he edited the RAF journal and published several stories from it after the war in the book Slipstream. 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. Though Chase made two brief visits to the US, one to Miami and the other en route to Mexico, he never lived in the US. Chase was involved with several court cases during his career. In 1942 his book ‘Miss Callaghan Comes to Grief’ a story about white slave trade was banned by the British Authorities and the publishers found guilty of publishing an obscene book. Later Raymond Chandler, an Anglo American author, successfully sued Chase. 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.

You Never Know with Women is one of the books of the Vintage Collection Series. In the book, a beautiful blonde by the name Veda Rux, known professionally as a stripper, makes away with a priceless Cellini dagger from a safe in multi-millionaire Brett’s home. Veda Rux’s agent approaches a private detective and first rate blackmailer called Floyd Jackson, and asks him to restore the dagger before the theft is uncovered. Intoxicated by the beauty of Veda and blinded by more money than he has ever seen Floyd Jackson doesn’t realize that something is terribly wrong with the whole situation, and he agrees to the proposition. As it turns out, from the moment Jackson falls in love with Veda his doom is sealed. He finds himself entangled in a relentless intrigue that makes him a cat’s paw for murder! 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 23.00 Hrs. he arrives at a decision. 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 18.00 Hrs. and open the next day at 09.00 Hrs. The only visitors he has had in the past were cops but it didn’t seem the police would visit him at this hour. 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. It’s an odd voice for such a big person, Jackson nodes in acknowledgement. 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.

I’ll Bury My Dead, is the second book of the vintage collection series. In the book Nick English is determined to find who murdered his brother. He intends to treat it as a personal matter if the police don’t handle the issue to his satisfaction. 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. The book opens as Harry Vince comes out of his office hurriedly and closes the door after him cutting off the uproar of men’s voices in the room. 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. English. Harry grins.

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