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James Hadley Chase (1906–1985)

Chase was born in London and educated at King`s School, Rochester, Kent. He left home at the age of 18 and worked as children encyclopedia salesman and book wholesaler before devoting himself to writing. He wrote his first book NO ORCHIDS FOR MISS BLANDISH in the age of 33. During his career Chase published some 80 books. Although many of his ... See full bio »

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 2018/II Eva (novel)
 1998 Palmetto (novel "Just Another Sucker")
 1995 Rough Magic (novel "Miss Shumway Waves a Wand")
 1995 The Set Up (book "My Laugh Comes Last")
 1993 Requiem per voce e pianoforte (TV Movie) (story "What's Better Than Money")
 1992 Kazino (novel)
 1992 Snayper (novel)
 1992 On svoyo poluchit (story)
 1991 The Bay of Death (novel "Asphalt Jungle")
 1991 L'avvoltoio sa attendere (TV Mini Series) (novel "The Vulture is a Patient Bird")
 1990 Mais qui arrêtera la pluie? (TV Movie) (novel "Tu me suivras dans la tombe")
 1990 Présumé dangereux (novel "Believed Violent")
 1990 Want to Stay Alive (TV Movie) (novel "Want to Stay Alive")
 1990 Have a Nice Night (TV Movie) (novel)
 1989 Try This One for Size (novel)
 1988 Cambiamento d'aria (TV Movie) (novel)
  Black Sequence (TV Series) (novel "Tell it to the Birds" - 1 episode, 1988) (novel "The Soft Center" - 1 episode, 1987) (novel - 1 episode, 1986)
- Cause à l'autre (1988) ... (novel "Tell it to the Birds")
- Chantons en choeur (1987) ... (novel "The Soft Center")
- Grandeur et décadence d'un petit commerce de cinéma (1986) ... (novel - as J.H. Chase)
 1987 Assicurazione sulla morte (TV Movie) (novel)
 1986 Rigged (book "Hit and Run")
 1983 Mirazh (TV Mini Series) (novel)
 1982 Patto con la morte (TV Mini Series) (novel "There's Always a Price Tag" - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1982) ... (novel "There's Always a Price Tag")
- Episode #1.2 (1982) ... (novel "There's Always a Price Tag")
- Episode #1.1 (1982) ... (novel "There's Always a Price Tag")
 1979 Zlaté rybicky (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Pracka v láhvi (TV Movie) (novel)
 1978 Emmenez-moi au théâtre: Pas d'orchidées pour Miss Blandisch (TV Movie) (novel "No Orchids for Miss Blandish")
 1976 Crime and Passion (novel "There's an Ace Up My Sleeve")
 1975 The Flesh of the Orchid (based on the novel by)
 1974 The Catamount Killing (novel "I'd Rather Stay Poor")
 1972 Not Dumb, the Bird (novel "Just a Matter of Time")
 1971 The Grissom Gang (based on novel by "No Orchids for Miss Blandish")
 1970 Trop petit mon ami (novel The Way The Cookie Crumbles)
 1968 A Little Virtuous (novel)
 1968 The Woman Is a Stranger (novel)
 1967 The Blonde from Peking (novel "You Have Yourself a Deal")
 1967 The Night of the Generals (based on an incident written by)
 1965 Die Katze im Sack (TV Mini Series) (novel "Lay Her Among the Lilies" - 2 episodes)
- Zweiter Teil (1965) ... (novel "Lay Her Among the Lilies")
- Erster Teil (1965) ... (novel "Lay Her Among the Lilies")
 1965 Dead End (novel)
 1965 Crime on a Summer Morning (novel) / (screenplay)
 1964 Coffin from Hong Kong (novel "A Coffin from Hong Kong" - uncredited)
 1964 Mark of the Tortoise (novel "Mission to Siena")
 1964 Mission to Venice (novel "Mission to Venice", 1954)
 1963 Highway Pick-Up (novel "Come Easy--Go Easy")
 1963 The Cobweb (novel)
 1963 Miss Shumway Goes West (novel "Miss Shumway Waves a Wand")
 1962 Eva (novel)
 1961 Dans la gueule du loup (novel)
 1961 The World in My Pocket (novel "On Friday at Eleven")
 1960 Saturday Spectacular (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1960 Take Me as I Am (novel "Fais-Moi Confiance")
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Dark as the Night (1959) ... (novel)
 1959 Hit and Run (novel)
 1959 It Only Happens to the Living (novel "The Things Men Do")
 1958 Studio One (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- A Dead Ringer (1958) ... (story)
 1957 A Kiss for a Killer (novel)
 1957 Retour de manivelle (novel "There's Always a Price Tag")
 1957 Young Girls Beware (novel: Miss Callaghan Comes to Grief)
 1957 The Man in the Raincoat (novel "Tiger by the Tail")
 1952 Man Bait (original story)
 1951 Lucky Nick Cain (adapted from the novel by)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "There's an Ace Up My Sleeve". NOTE: Filmed as Crime and Passion (1976). See more »

Alternate Names:

J.H. Chase


Sylvia Ray  (1 child)

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Has been called "the king of thriller writers in England and on the Continent," though also derided as a "secondhand James M. Cain."

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