James Hadley Chase

1906 - 1985

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James Hadley Chase (24 December 1906 – 6 February 1985) was an English writer. While his birth name was René Lodge Brabazon Raymond, he was well known by his various pseudonyms, including James Hadley Chase, James L. Docherty, Raymond Marshall, R. Raymond, and Ambrose Grant. He was one of the best known thriller writers of all time. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Hadley Chase has received more than 621,762 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 36 in 2019). James Hadley Chase is the 980th most popular writer (up from 1,016th in 2019), the 757th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 812th in 2019) and the 89th most popular British Writer.

James Hadley Chase is most famous for his novel "No Orchids for Miss Blandish."

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Notable Works

Figure it out for yourself
Hit them where it hurts
No Orchids for Miss Blandish
The Fast Buck
This way for a shroud


Among writers, James Hadley Chase ranks 980 out of 7,302Before him are Quintus Tullius Cicero, Tannhäuser, Ernest Louis, Grand Duke of Hesse, Donna Leon, Bar Hebraeus, and H. Rider Haggard. After him are Khachatur Abovian, Will Durant, David Grossman, Aristarchus of Samothrace, Prudentius, and Jean de Joinville.

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Among people born in 1906, James Hadley Chase ranks 58Before him are Marcelo Caetano, Estée Lauder, Bugsy Siegel, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Max Delbrück, and Ernst Chain. After him are André Weil, Philip Johnson, Hans Aumeier, Ettore Majorana, Fredric Brown, and Anthony Mann. Among people deceased in 1985, James Hadley Chase ranks 27Before him are Ferhat Abbas, John Franklin Enders, Paul Flory, Margaret Mahler, Emil Gilels, and Macfarlane Burnet. After him are George Pólya, Robert Graves, Elsa Morante, Kyu Sakamoto, Henry Hathaway, and Ian Stewart.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hadley Chase ranks 757 out of 8,785Before him are Margaret Rutherford (1892), Mike Hawthorn (1929), Thomas Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley (1508), Banksy (1970), William Holman Hunt (1827), and H. Rider Haggard (1856). After him are James Lovelock (1919), Amy Winehouse (1983), Bernard Hill (1944), Margaret of York (1446), John Fowles (1926), and Samuel Richardson (1689).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, James Hadley Chase ranks 89Before him are Bruce Chatwin (1940), James May (1963), Ann Radcliffe (1764), Patrick White (1912), Percy Fawcett (1867), and H. Rider Haggard (1856). After him are John Fowles (1926), Samuel Richardson (1689), Henry Fielding (1707), Thomas De Quincey (1785), P. D. James (1920), and Thomas Malory (1405).