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She Painted her Face

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Title:She Painted her Face
Author:
Mercer, Cecil William  Writing under the pseudonym: Yates, Dornford   
(24 of 30 for author by title)
Shoal Water
She Fell Among Thieves (Chandos #5)
Published:   1937
Publisher:Ward, Lock & Co., Limited
Tags:fiction, humour, romance
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A tautly written and exciting yarn published when Yates was at the height of his powers, this is a real potboiler of the very best kind – tension, cliffhangers, wit and pace. Both a thriller and a humorous romance, the book draws heavily on the author’s own experiences. It gives an insight into Yates’ rather scabrous views – and is a great read.--Amazon. [Suggest a different description.]

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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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