V.J. Hanson
1920-2001
Pseudonyms: Johnny Cello (house name), Max Clinten (house name), Vern Hansen, Duke Linton (house name), Desmond Reid (house name), Brad Shannon and Hyman Zore (house name)
 

Victor Joseph Hanson was born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire. He also wrote science fiction and western novels. A few of his novels feature 'Sexton Blake', a detective modelled on Sherlock Holmes. See also this list for other Sexton Blake authors.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
'Sexton Blake' Novels
 1) Death and Little Girl Blue  1962
 2) Death on a High Note (as 'Desmond Reid')  1962
 3) Cult of Darkness (as 'Desmond Reid')  1963
Other Novels
 1) Lead Bites  1950
 2) The Morgue Has Guests  1950
As 'Johnny Cello'
 1) Duet to Corruption  1953
As 'Max Clinten'
 1) The Dead Were Strangers  1952
 2) Strictly Illegal  1952
 3) Don’t Make Me Kill  1953
 4) Red, Hot and Deadly  1953
 5) So Long, Sucker  1953
As 'Vern Hansen'
 1) Murder with Menaces  1962
 2) Claws in the Night  1963
 3) Creatures of the Mist  1963
 4) The Twisters  1963
 5) The Whisper of Death  1963
 6) The Grip of Fear  1964
As 'Duke Linton'
 1) Lend Me a Rod  1951
 2) Too Many Yesterdays  1951
 3) Call Me Al  1952
 4) How Dead Can You Be?  1952
 5) Keep Moving, Bud  1952
 6) That Dame Sal  1952
 7) They’ve Got Me Again  1952
 8) What Do I Care?  1952
 9) Killer Bait  1953
10) Was She Poison?  1953
11) Sin’s Half Mile  1953
12) So Dead, So Sweet  1953
13) Strip Tease Angel  1953
14) Who’s Sorry Now?  1953
15) The Swinging Corpse  1954
As 'Brad Shannon'
 1) Blues for My Baby  1950
 2) Fall Guy  1950
 3) The Lady’s for Killing  1950
 4) Lefty O’Connor Moves In  1950
 5) So Many Dead  1950
 6) “Stir Crazy”  1950
 7) Bury the Guy!  1951
 8) Cons on the Run  1951
 9) The Dead Don’t Cry  1951
10) Death Pulls No Punches  1951
11) Don’t Mention It  1951
12) Lefty Cuts Loose  1951
13) Lefty Hands It Out  1951
14) Murder! – So What?  1951
15) You Talk Too Much  1951
16) The Big Snatch  1952
17) The Body Was Lonely  1952
18) A Coffin for Lefty  1952
19) The Countless Steps  1952
20) Death Walks Softly  1952
21) Heads You Lose  1952
22) Lefty Takes Over  1952
23) Rubberneck  1952
24) I Wake Screaming  1953
25) Sadie Swings the Blues  1953
26) Some Get It  1953
27) They Say I’m Bad  1953
As 'Hyman Zore'
 1) Cover That Corpse  1953
 2) Shadow of a Sin  1953

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