James Hadley Chase
James Hadley Chase (1906-1985) was an English author of mystery, suspense and romance novels. He wrote the Steve Harmas, Frank Terrell and Mark Girland series. Chase was born to a veterinary surgeon and Indian Army colonel who intended him to pursue science. At 18, he had other plans and worked a number of different jobs, such as a children’s encyclopedia salesman, a salesman in a bookshop and an executive for a book wholesaler. After that, he turned to writing and embarked on a very prolific career writing novels. Chase enjoyed photography, reading and listening to classical music. He was married to Sylvia Ray for 53 years and had a son.

James Hadley Chase began his career as a novelist in 1939 with the novels The Dead Stay Dumb and No Orchids for Miss Blandish. Below is a list of James Hadley Chase’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Dave Fenner Books


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

Publication Order of Vic Malloy Books


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

Publication Order of Steve Harmas Books


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

Publication Order of Frank Terrell Books


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

Publication Order of Mark Girland Books


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

Publication Order of Helga Rolfe Books


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

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


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

Publication Order of Anthologies


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

Publication Order of Omnibus Books


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

Notes: No Orchids for Miss Blandish was alternately titled The Villain and the Virgin. Twelve Chinks and a Woman was also known as The Doll’s Bad News. Figure It Out for Yourself was also titled The Marijuana Mob. Lay Her Among the Lilies is also known as Too Dangerous to Be Free. The Dead Stay Dumb was also published as Kiss My Fist!. Not Safe to Be Free was also titled The Case of the Strangled Starlet. Safer Dead was also known as Dead Ringer.

He Won’t Need It Now was written as James L. Dochery. More Deadly Than the Male was published under the pen name of Ambrose Grant. Slipstream was edited using his real name of Rene Raymond. The novels Lady, Here’s Your Wreath, Just the Way It Is, Blonde’s Requiem, Make the Corpse Walk, No Business of Mine, Trusted Like the Fox, The Paw in the Bottle, Mallory, But a Short Time to Live, In a Vain Shadow, Why Pick On Me?, The Wary Transgressor, The Things Men Do, Mission to Venice, The Sucker Punch and Mission to Siena were originally published using the pseudonym of Raymond Marshall. All were later re-published as by James Hadley Chase.

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