Adam Hall Elleston Trevor
Adam Hall is the best known pseudonym of British author Elleston Trevor [born Trevor Dudley-Smith] (1920-1995), who also wrote as Simon Rattray, Howard North, Roger Fitzalan, Mansell Black, Trevor Burgess, Warwick Scott, Caesar Smith and Lesley Stone. He wrote all sorts of different genres, including spy thrillers, adventure, children’s books and more. He is best known for his Quiller series and for his novel The Flight of the Phoenix. Aside from writing novels, he also wrote stageplays, radioplays, screenplays and worked in journalism.

Adam Hall became a published novelist in 1943 with the children’s book Into the Happy Glade, which he wrote under his birthname of Trevor Dudley Smith. Most of his novels were written as Elleston Trevor – a name he debuted in 1946. The Adam Hall pen name was debuted in 1963 with the standalone novel The Volcanoes of San Domingo. Below is a list of Adam Hall’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Wumpus Books

Publication Order of Woodlander Books

Publication Order of Hugo Bishop Books

Knight Sinister (1951)Description / Buy at
Queen in Danger (1952)Description / Buy at
Bishop in Check (1953)Description / Buy at
Pawn in Jeopardy / Dead Silence (1954)Description / Buy at
Rook's Gambit / Dead Circuit (1955)Description / Buy at
Dead Sequence, etc (1957)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Quiller Books

The Berlin Memorandum / Quiller Memorandum (1965)Description / Buy at
The 9th Directive (1966)Description / Buy at
Striker Portfolio (1968)Description / Buy at
The Warsaw Document (1971)Description / Buy at
The Tango Briefing (1973)Description / Buy at
The Mandarin Cypher (1975)Description / Buy at
Kobra Manifesto (1976)Description / Buy at
The Sinkiang Executive (1978)Description / Buy at
The Scorpion Signal (1980)Description / Buy at
Peking Target (1981)Description / Buy at
Northlight / Quiller (1985)Description / Buy at
Quiller's Run (1988)Description / Buy at
Quiller KGB (1989)Description / Buy at
Quiller Barracuda (1990)Description / Buy at
Quiller Bamboo (1991)Description / Buy at
Quiller Solitaire (1992)Description / Buy at
Quiller Meridian (1993)Description / Buy at
Quiller Salamander (1994)Description / Buy at
Quiller Balalaika (1996)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Into the Happy Glade (1943)Description / Buy at
Over the Wall (1943)Description / Buy at
By a Silver Stream (1944)Description / Buy at
Double Who Double Crossed (1944)Description / Buy at
Heather Hill (1946)Description / Buy at
The Immortal Error (1946)Description / Buy at
The Chipmunks of Willow Wood (1947)Description / Buy at
The Island of the Pines (1948)Description / Buy at
Now Try the Morgue (1948)Description / Buy at
The Secret Travellers (1948)Description / Buy at
Ants' Castle (1949)Description / Buy at
A Spy at Monk's Court (1949)Description / Buy at
Chorus of Echoes (1950)Description / Buy at
The Mystery of the Missing Book (1950)Description / Buy at
Challenge of the Firebrand (1951)Description / Buy at
Dead on Course (1951)Description / Buy at
Image in the Dust / Cockpit (1951)Description / Buy at
Redfern's Miracle (1951)Description / Buy at
Secret Arena (1951)Description / Buy at
Sinister Cargo (1951)Description / Buy at
Tiger Street (1951)Description / Buy at
A Blaze of Roses / The Fire-Raiser (1952)Description / Buy at
The Domesday Story / Doomsday (1952)Description / Buy at
The Passion and the Pity (1953)Description / Buy at
Shadow of Evil (1953)Description / Buy at
Naked Canvas (1954)Description / Buy at
Steps in the Dark (1954)Description / Buy at
The Big Pick-Up (1955)Description / Buy at
Forbidden Kingdom (1955)Description / Buy at
Squadron Airborne (1955)Description / Buy at
Gale Force (1956)Description / Buy at
Killing Ground (1956)Description / Buy at
Heat Wave (1957)Description / Buy at
The Pillars of Midnight / 80,000 Suspects (1957)Description / Buy at
Dream of Death (1958)Description / Buy at
The Crystal City (1959)Description / Buy at
Silhouette (1959)Description / Buy at
The V.I.P. (1959)Description / Buy at
The Billboard Madonna (1960)Description / Buy at
The Mind of Max Duvine (1960)Description / Buy at
The Burning Shore / The Pasang Run (1961)Description / Buy at
The Volcanoes of San Domingo (1963)Description / Buy at
Squirrel's Island (1963)Description / Buy at
The Flight of the Phoenix (1964)Description / Buy at
Weave a Rope of Sand (1965)Description / Buy at
The Shoot (1966)Description / Buy at
A Blaze of Arms (1967)Description / Buy at
The Freebooters (1968)Description / Buy at
A Place for the Wicked (As: Elleston Trevor) (1968)Description / Buy at
Bury Him Among Kings (1970)Description / Buy at
Expressway (1973)Description / Buy at
Paragon / Night Stop (1975)Description / Buy at
Blue Jay Summer (1977)Description / Buy at
The Theta Syndrome (1977)Description / Buy at
The Sibling (1979)Description / Buy at
The Damocles Sword (1981)Description / Buy at
The Penthouse (1983)Description / Buy at
Death Watch (1985)Description / Buy at
Siren Song (1985)Description / Buy at
Riviera Story (1988)Description / Buy at
The Sister (1994)Description / Buy at
Flycatcher (1994)Description / Buy at
Wrong and Wright (2013)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Elleston Trevor Miscellany (2020)Description / Buy at

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Notes: All standalone novels unless otherwise stated published as by Elleston Trevor. The Hugo Bishop series was written as Simon Rattray. The novels were later reissued as by Adam Hall, with Dead Silence re-titled Pawn in Jeopardy and Dead Circuit re-titled Rook’s Gambit. The Wumpus and Woodlander series were written as Elleston Trevor. The Berlin Memorandum was later re-titled The Quiller Memorandum. The Pekin Target was published in the United States as The Peking Target. Northlight was published in the United States as Quiller.

The Volcanoes of San Domingo, Secret Arena, The Sibling and Death Watch were published under the pen name of Adam Hall. The Sibling was also published as by Elleston Trevor. A Blaze of Arms was published as by Roger Fitzalan and later as Adam Hall. A Blaze of Roses was published in the UK as The Fire-Raiser. The Pillars of Midnight was later re-released in the UK as 80,000 Suspects. The Burning Shore was published in the USA as The Pasang Run. The Paragon was published in the USA as Night Stop.

Dead on Course, Sinister Cargo, Shadow of Evil and Steps in the Dark were written as Mansell Black. Over the Wall, Double Who Double Crossed, Escape to Fear, Now Try the Morgue, Into the Happy Glade and By a Silver Stream were written under the author’s real name of Trevor Dudley-Smith. Expressway was originally written as Howard North, then re-published as by Elleston Trevor. The children’s books A Spy at Monk’s Court, Mystery of the Missing Book and The Racing Wraith were written under the pseudonym of Trevor Burgess. Image in the Dust (aka Cockpit), The Domesday Story (aka Doomsday) and Naked Canvas were written as Warwick Scott, then later re-released as by Elleston Trevor. Heat Wave was written as Caesar Smith, then re-issued later as by Elleston Trevor. Siren Song and Rivera Story were written as Lesley Stone (aka Leslie Stone).

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