Peter Drax

Pseudonym of Eric Elrington Addis. He was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He served in the Royal Navy, retiring in 1929. In the 1930s he began practising as a barrister but was recalled to the Navy upon the outbreak of the Second World War. He was killed in Alexandria, Egypt. He is the creator of 'Chief Inspector Thompson', a Scotland Yard detective. The last novel, Sing a Song of Murder, was completed by his wife, Hazel Iris Addis.


Titles and year of publication:  

 'Chief Inspector Thompson' Novels
 1) Murder by Chance  1936
 2) Death by Two Hands (US Title: Crime Within Crime [1938])  1937
 3) Tune to a Corpse (US Title: Crime to Music [1939])  1938
 Other Novels
 1) He Shot to Kill  1936
 2) Murder by Proxy  1937
 3) High Seas Murder  1939
 4) Sing a Song of Murder  1944