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 503,905 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). James Hadley Chase is the 1,024th most popular writer (up from 1,059th in 2019), the 812th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 829th in 2019) and the 99th most popular Writer.

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

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  • 36

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.91

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  • 3.07

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Among writers, James Hadley Chase ranks 1,024 out of 5,755Before him are Comtessa de Dia, Dobrica Ćosić, Tibor Sekelj, Harry Mulisch, Titus Pomponius Atticus, and Veronica Franco. After him are Iris Murdoch, Bar Hebraeus, Julien Green, Derek Walcott, Bernhard Schlink, and Johannes Valentinus Andreae.

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Among people born in 1906, James Hadley Chase ranks 60Before him are Shin'ichirō Tomonaga, Empress Wanrong, Albert Sabin, Max Delbrück, Ettore Majorana, and Vera Menchik. After him are Fredric Brown, Anthony Mann, André Weil, Muzafer Sherif, Douglas McGregor, and Chandra Shekhar Azad. Among people deceased in 1985, James Hadley Chase ranks 29Before him are Ferhat Abbas, Margaret Mahler, Emil Gilels, Paul Flory, Elsa Morante, and Rodney Robert Porter. After him are Robert Graves, George Pólya, Kyu Sakamoto, Donald O. Hebb, Macfarlane Burnet, and The Singing Nun.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, James Hadley Chase ranks 812 out of 7,765Before him are Prince John of the United Kingdom (1905), Rodney Robert Porter (1917), Edward Burne-Jones (1833), Robert FitzRoy (1805), William Bateson (1861), and George Porter (1920). After him are Peter Benenson (1921), Brian Epstein (1934), Louise of Great Britain (1724), Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Rex Harrison (1908), and Leonora Carrington (1917).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, James Hadley Chase ranks 99Before him are John Fowles (1926), E. M. Forster (1879), Henry Fielding (1707), John William Polidori (1795), Bernard Cornwell (1944), and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689). After him are Jerome K. Jerome (1859), Edmund Spenser (1552), Robert Graves (1895), W. H. Auden (1907), Rosamunde Pilcher (1924), and Patrick White (1912).