Leo Bruce
1903-1979
 

Pseudonym of Rupert Croft-Cooke. He was born in Edenbridge, Kent. He was educated at Tonbridge School and Wellington College. He lived in France, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland and Spain. From 1929 to 1931, he was an antiquarian bookseller. In the Second World War he joined the intelligence corps and was posted to Bombay. After the war, he became a book critic for The Sketch. In 1953, he stood trial on a charge of homosexuality and he had to spend six months in prison. In 1954, he left England and eventually settled in Tangiers, Morocco.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) Case for Three Detectives  1936
 2) Case Without a Corpse  1937
 3) Case with Four Clowns  1939
 4) Case with No Conclusion  1939
 5) Case with Ropes and Rings  1940
 6) Case for Sergeant Beef  1947
 7) Neck and Neck  1951
 8) Cold Blood  1952
 9) At Death's Door  1955
10) Dead for a Ducat  1956
11) Death of Cold  1956
12) Dead Man's Shoes  1958
13) A Louse for the Hangman  1958
14) Our Jubilee Is Death  1959
15) Furious Old Women  1960
16) Jack on the Gallows Tree  1960
17) A Bone and a Hank of Hair  1961
18) Die All, Die Merrily  1961
19) Nothing Like Blood  1962
20) Crack of Doom (US Title: Such Is Death)  1963
21) Death in Albert Park  1964
22) Death at Hallow's End  1965
23) Death on the Black Sands  1966
24) Death at St. Asprey's School  1967
25) Death of a Commuter  1967
26) Death on Romney Marsh  1968
27) Death with Blue Ribbon  1969
28) Death on Allhallowe'en  1970
29) Death by the Lake  1971
30) Death in the Middle Watch  1974
31) Death of a Bovver Boy  1974

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