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Gale Warning

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Title:Gale Warning
Mercer, Cecil William  Writing under the pseudonym: Yates, Dornford   
(13 of 30 for author by title)
The House that Berry Built (Berry #7)
Fire Below (Chandos #4)
Published:   1939
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:fiction, mystery, thriller, Richard William Chandos (Fictional character)

DORNFORD YATES’ Gale Warning, though not an actual detective story, deals with the running to earth of a villain. For good measure there is a love romance - all very bright and dashing. This is pleasant holiday reading, which does not call for vast critical powers.—Captain Peters’ Library List, (Radio) 3LO, Melbourne ABC Weekly, 1940. [Suggest a different description.]

Pages:224 Info

Author Bio for Mercer, Cecil William

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Cecil William Mercer (1885-1960), better known by his pen-name, Dornford Yates, was a British author. Trained as a lawyer, he turned to writing in the 1920s. He is best known for a series of books featuring playboy Berry Pleydell. These books described Berry's wealthy, indolent life and his circle of friends. The books were very popular in the interwar years. Mercer also wrote a series of international thrillers centred around Richard Chandos, a suave crime solving detective. His work was influenced by the writings of Anthony Hope who was his uncle. (Chambers Biographical Dictionary)

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