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 402,327 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). James Hadley Chase is the 1,059th most popular writer (up from 1,091st in 2019), the 830th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 806th in 2019) and the 103rd most popular British Writer.

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

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Among writers, James Hadley Chase ranks 1,059 out of 5,794Before him are Philostratus, Fredric Brown, Timaeus of Locri, Alfred Thayer Mahan, Lawrence Durrell, and Joost van den Vondel. After him are Roger Caillois, Max Nordau, Cai Yan, Nikolai Leskov, Dalton Trumbo, and Jan Potocki.

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Among people born in 1906, James Hadley Chase ranks 59Before him are Bugsy Siegel, Marcel Carné, Anthony Mann, Max Delbrück, John Dickson Carr, and Fredric Brown. After him are Nelson Goodman, Muzafer Sherif, Primo Carnera, Ettore Majorana, André Weil, and Douglas McGregor. Among people deceased in 1985, James Hadley Chase ranks 28Before him are Emil Gilels, Robert Graves, George Pólya, John Franklin Enders, Ferhat Abbas, and Elsa Morante. After him are Kyu Sakamoto, Donald O. Hebb, Méret Oppenheim, André Kertész, Henry Hathaway, and Jean-Marie Loret.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hadley Chase ranks 830 out of 6,924Before him are Edgar F. Codd (1923), Chris Norman (1950), Emily Davison (1872), Edgar Adrian (1889), James Paul Moody (1887), and Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby (1861). After him are Prince George, Duke of Kent (1902), Duncan I of Scotland (1001), Richard of Cornwall (1209), Alexander III of Scotland (1241), Louise of Great Britain (1724), and Tony Richardson (1928).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, James Hadley Chase ranks 103Before him are Robert Graves (1895), Eleanor Marx (1855), Bernard Cornwell (1944), Sarah, Duchess of York (1959), P. D. James (1920), and Rosamunde Pilcher (1924). After him are Arthur Hailey (1920), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Lobsang Rampa (1910), Dylan Thomas (1914), John Dryden (1631), and Thomas De Quincey (1785).