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Octopus Hill (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mission to Katuma (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon

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The Rise Of Randy Comfort (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Randy Comfort Rise Again (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Russ Tobin Books

The Sewing Machine Man (1969)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Debt Collector (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Courier (1971)Description / Buy at Amazon
Up Tight (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Come Again Courier (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin Takes Off (1973)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin in Trouble (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin on Safari (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin In Paradise (1974)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin in Las Vegas (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin For Hire (1975)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin In Tahiti (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin Down Under (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Russ Tobin's Bedside Guide To Smoother Seduction (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Here Comes Tobin (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hard Up (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Russ Tobin In Hollywood (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin Among The Stars (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tobin Goes Cuckoo (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Blow for Gabriel Horn (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Inside Albert Shifty (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Rich to Live (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Side of Destiny (1982)Description / Buy at Amazon
Laura Fitzgerald (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Raven (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trance (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Stanley Morgan was an English thriller and comedy author and actor from Liverpool who is credited with writing more than 40 works of fiction between 1968 and 2006. Morgan was born in 1929 to Thomas Morgan who managed a logistics company and his wife Annie. The Liverpool native went to the Liverpool Institute High School for Boys and then got a job on Merseyside as a bank clerk. A restless spirit, he was soon bored with his job and started traveling heading first to Southern Rhodesia and then on to Canada. During this time, he worked a range of jobs that included book-keeper on a tobacco farm, debt collector and salesman. He credits his former employee at the farm for leading him onto his career path as he was the one that sponsored his return to London to try his hand at acting. In London, He joined an amateur theatre society and was soon performing in radio plays. During the 60s he got several minor roles in British films such as “Konga” the classic low budget film, the 1964 film “Séance on a Wet Afternoon” and his most notable film “Dr. No,” where he was the casino concierge that introduced James Bond to the world. He also became a familiar voice as he got several contracts as a voice-over artist for company adverts. In 1970 a short documentary for Mullard that he voiced made the shortlist for a Bafta. It was during the long downtimes of his acting career that he began to write.

During the late 60s and 70s, he started writing about Russ Tobin, a happy-go-lucky ladies man and his adventures. His debut novel was “The Sewing Machine Man” that he first published in 1968 to become the first of the Russ Tobin series of novels. The novels were so successful that by 1973, Stan Morgan had sold more than a million copies with just six titles published. He would go on to write nineteen titles in the series with the last coming in 2005. In total, he would sell more than ten million copies of the Russ Tobin series which was quite an achievement given that he never did any significant advertising nor got many critical reviews. He had particularly strong sales in the Far East, Australia, India and New Zealand. Apart from his “Russ Tobin” series, he also found time for the “Fly Boys” series about a dodgy airline. He also wrote several single standing novels that included a handful of comical novels in the Tobin style, some serious adventure novels and some thrillers during the 1980s and 1990s. Many of his novels littered airport departure lounges during the eighties and nineties as their hilarious easy-going style made for great reading on long travels. The novels can still be found in house clearances, the Amazon Marketplace, car boot sales, and charity shops.

Stanley Morgan’s most popular character Russ Tobin is a good looking man standing at a height of six feet with blue eyes and brown hair. In the debut “The Sewing Machine Man,” he is a young man of 22 though he is a successful seducer who manages to get up to four women into his bed per novel. He is not the man for serious relationships and thinks one night stands suffice though he falls in love briefly with one or two women. His love for traveling fuels his exploits as he has the opportunities to meet and conquer new women which means he can avoid monogamous, permanent or serious relationships. Just like his creator, he holds down a variety of jobs including selling TV ads, debt collector and sewing machine salesman. Given that he travels a lot and has accumulated a lot of information, he also serves as a tour guide in Kenya and Majorca in Spain. Other jobs include manager of a retirement home in England, star of a small film in Hollywood, male escort in Australia and Santa Claus in a mall in Canada.

“The Sewing Machine Man” introduces Russ Tobin, a charming and lusty man that is looking for a purpose like many of his generation. He is bored with the futureless and dull routine of his office job in Mersey side and believes that he can find better opportunities and adventure elsewhere. He decides the world of switch selling is his best bet for adventure and fortune. Right from the start, he hits upon success but soon realizes that while he is a very good salesman, most of his lady customers are lonely and are more interested in him that in the sewing machines he sells. He has a weird way of interpreting the mantra of “The Customer Is Always Right” and decides that he is going to satisfy his customers in whatever way they need. It is a novel that combines kinkiness, sadness, laughter and wit from a diverse range of characters to make for an enthralling read.

Stanley Morgan’s “The Debt Collector” opens to Russ Tobin now working for a debt collection company having quit his job selling sewing machines. He has not slowed down as he has an even bigger pool of lonely ladies starting from the widowed twenty-nine-year-old Joanne who is determined to pay her debt and even more to the charming Russ. Things only get better when he tumbles down the stairs and has to be admitted into the hospital only to lose his job. The incident has a silver lining as he meets Tony Dane The King of the Swingers who works in commercials and invites him to London. In London, he has the time of his life partying with a bevy of young ladies including the daughter of his landlady. He finds life in England one of new starts as he gets to mingle with strippers and also gets into commercials. But Tony Dane the King of the Swingers has not shown the budding Don Juan the half of it.

Morgan’s “The Courier” is set just before Christmas where a 24-year-old Russ has been spending time in London. He has been having the time of his life with his new friend Tony Dane at the Kum Kum Club and working in adverts. Then he meets a holiday courier worker names Vicki Hurst and the stories she tells make him think of becoming a courier himself. He had worked on some soap powder adverts that had made him less ideal for work on TV and hence working as a courier may be perfect given the circumstances. He finally gets the courier job and heads down to Majorca for the short season. But true to form he stays employed as a courier only for a short while as he soon heads out to enjoy the pleasures of Majorca. Things get interesting when he meets fellow courier Patrick Holmes who is a girl crazy Irishman that is soon to become his partner in crime. It could not get better when Tony Dane writes to say he is coming down to Spain to join them.

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