Laat r maar schuiven Peter Cheyney


Published: 1959


192 pages


Laat r maar schuiven  by  Peter Cheyney

Laat r maar schuiven by Peter Cheyney
1959 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 192 pages | ISBN: | 6.35 Mb

Born Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse Cheyney, he trained as a lawyer before getting tired of legal office work and joining the Army. He fought at the second Battle of the Somme in World War I and was wounded but when he returned to England he wrote songs, poems and short stories for various newspapers and magazines and used many pseudonyms.He also turned his hand to journalism, was a newspaper editor and also owned a detective agency, Cheyney Research Investigations.His first published novel was This Man Is Dangerous and this began his prolific novel writing career.

Thereafter he averaged two mystery novels a year with his best known characters being Slim Callaghan and Lemmy Caution and he became one of the best known and most successful of British crime novelists. His success also brought with it financial rewards and he was recognised as one of the richest authors of the time.There have been many film versions of his works, which helped spread his popularity, particularly to the United States.His life-style, one of hard-living, much like his characters, and hard work eventually took their toll and he died at age 55. He was buried at Putney Vale Cemetery.Michael Harrison published a biography in 1954 entitled Peter Cheyney Prince of Hokum and there have been a number of biographical essays over the years.Gerry WolstenholmeDecember 2010

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