Jack Higgins
1929-
Pseudonyms: Martin Fallon, Hugh Marlowe and James Graham
  

Pseudonym of Harry Patterson. He was born in Newcastle-on-Tyne. After school, he joined the Royal Horse Guards. He then had a series of dead-end jobs before attending Leeds Training College for Teachers. He met Amy Hewitt who, in 1958, was to become his first wife. Whilst he was working as a history teacher, he wrote his first novel. It was published in 1959 under his own name. In 1962, he obtained a double honours degree in sociology and social psychology and was appointed lecturer in Liberal Studies at Leeds College of Commerce and Leeds Polytechnic in 1964. Nowadays he lives on Jersey. He also wrote under the pseudonyms 'Martin Fallon', 'James Graham', 'Hugh Marlowe', and under his own name. Most books were later reprinted as by Jack Higgins. He also writes together with Justin Richards. He is the creator of 'Sean Dillon', a former IRA member and now an agent for the British Secret Service.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'Sean Dillon' Novels
 1) Eye of the Storm (Also published as: Midnight Man)  1992
 2) Thunder Point  1993
 3) On Dangerous Ground  1994
 4) Angel of Death  1995
 5) Drink with the Devil  1996
 6) The President's Daughter  1997
 7) The White House Connection  1999
 8) Day of Reckoning  2000
 9) Edge of Danger  2001
10) Midnight Runner  2002
11) Bad Company  2003
12) Dark Justice  2004
13) Without Mercy  2005
14) The Killing Ground  2007
15) Rough Justice  2008
16) A Darker Place  2009
17) The Wolf at the Door  2009
18) The Judas Gate  2010
19) A Devil Is Waiting  2012
20) The Death Trade  2013
21) Rain on the Dead  2015
22) The Midnight Bell  2016
Other Novels
 1) East of Desolation  1968
 2) In the Hour Before Midnight (Also published as: The Sicilian Heritage)  1969
 3) Night Judgment at Sinos  1970
 4) The Last Place God Made  1971
 5) The Savage Day  1972
 6) A Prayer for the Dying  1973
 7) The Eagle Has Landed  1975
 8) Storm Warning  1976
 9) Day of Judgment  1978
10) Solo (Also published as: The Cretan Lover)  1980
11) Luciano's Luck  1981
12) Touch the Devil  1982
13) Exocet  1983
14) Confessional  1985
15) Night of the Fox  1986
16) A Season in Hell  1989
17) Memoirs of a Dance Hall Romeo  1989
18) Cold Harbour  1990
19) The Eagle Has Flown  1990
20) Sheba  1995
21) Flight of Eagles  1998
As 'Harry Patterson'
 1) Sad Wind from the Sea  1959
 2) Cry of the Hunter  1960
 3) The Thousand Faces of Night<  1961
 4) Comes the Dark Stranger  1962
 5) Hell Is Too Crowded  1962
 6) Pay the Devil  1963
 7) The Dark Side of the Island  1963
 8) Thunder at Noon  1964
 9) Wrath of the Lion  1964
10) The Graveyard Shift  1965
11) The Iron Tiger  1966
12) Brought in Dead  1967
13) Hell Is Always Today  1968
14) Toll for the Brave  1971
15) The Valhalla Exchange  1977
16) To Catch a King  1979
17) Dillinger  1983
18) A Phoenix in the Blood  1984
As 'Martin Fallon'
 1) The Testament of Caspar Schultz  1962
 2) Year of the Tiger  1963
 3) The Keys of Hell  1965
 4) Midnight Never Comes  1966
 5) Dark Side of the Street  1967
 6) A Fine Night for Dying  1969
As 'Hugh Marlowe'
 1) Seven Pillars to Hell  1963
 2) Passage by Night  1964
 3) A Candle for the Dead (Also published as: The Violent Enemy)  1966
As 'James Graham'
 1) A Game for Heroes  1970
 2) The Wrath of God  1971
 3) The Khufra Run  1972
 4) Bloody Passage (US Title: The Run to Morning)  1974
Novels with Justin Richards
 1) Sure Fire  2006
 2) Death Run  2007
 3) Sharp Shot  2009
 4) First Strike  2009

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