John Blackburn
1923-1993
  

John Fenwick Blackburn was born in Northumberland. During the Second World War he served as a radio officer in the Merchant Navy. He was a schoolmaster in London and Berlin and a second-hand book-dealer before becoming an author. He is the creator of ‘Charles Kirk’, a general of Her Majesty’s Foreign Office Intelligence.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 ‘Charles Kirk’ Novels
 1) A Sour Apple Tree  1958
 2) Broken Boy  1959
 3) The Gaunt Woman  1962
 4) Colonel Bogus (US Title: Packed for Murder)  1964
 5) A Ring of Roses (US Title: A Wreath of Roses)  1965
 6) Nothing But the Night  1968
 7) The Young Man from Lima  1968
 Other Novels
 1) A Scent of New-Mown Hay (Also published as: The Reluctant Spy)  1958
 2) Dead Man Running  1960
 3) Blue Octavo (US Title: Bound to Kill)  1963
 4) The Winds of Midnight (US Title: Murder at Midnight)  1964
 5) Children of the Night  1966
 6) The Flame and the Wind  1967
 7) Bury Him Darkly  1969
 8) Blow the House Down  1970
 9) The Household Traitors  1971
10) Devil Daddy  1972
11) For Fear of Little Men  1972
12) Deep Among the Dead Men  1973
13) Our Lady of Pain  1974
14) Mister Brown’s Bodies  1975
15) The Face of the Lion  1976
16) The Cyclops Goblet  1977
17) Dead Man’s Handle  1978
18) The Sins of the Father  1979
19) A Beastly Business  1982
20) A Book of the Dead  1984
21) The Bad Penny  1985

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