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David Hume is the pseudonym of JV Turner (John Victor)
1900-1945
He also wrote as Nicholas Brady

BULLETS BITE DEEP
Published in London by Putnam in 1932
Dust jacket priced 7/6
MURDERS FORM FOURS
Published in London by Putnam in April 1933
Dustwrapper 7/6
CRIME UNLIMITED
Published in London by Collins in September 1933
DW 7/6
BELOW THE BELT
Published in London by Collins in Jan 1934
Dustwrapper priced 7/6
A boxing mystery
TOO DANGEROUS TO LIVE
Published in London by Collins in May 1934
DW 7/6
THEY CALLED HIM DEATH
Published in London by Collins in August 1934
DW 7/6
DANGEROUS Mr DELL
Published in London by Collins in January 1935
DW 7/6
THE GAOL GATES ARE OPEN
Published in London by Collins in May 1935
DW 7/6
CALL IN THE YARD
Published in London by Collins in September 1935
DW 7/6
MEET THE DRAGON
Published in London by Collins in January 1936
DW 7/6
BRING EM BACK DEAD !
Published in London by Collins in May 1936
DW 7/6
THE CRIME COMBINE
Published in London by Collins in September 1936
DW 7/6
HALFWAY TO HORROR
Published in London by Collins in February 1937
Dust jacket priced 7/6
CEMETERY FIRST STOP !
Published in London by Collins in August 1937
DW 7/6
GOOD-BYE TO LIFE
Published in London by Collins in April 1938
DW 7/6
CORPSES NEVER ARGUE
Published in London by Collins in October 1938
DW 7/6
HEADS YOU LIVE
Published in London by Collins in January 1939
DW 7/6
DEATH BEFORE HONOUR
Published in London by Collins in May 1939
DW 7/6
MAKE WAY FOR THE MOURNERS
Published in London by Collins in October 1939
DW 7/6
INVITATION TO THE GRAVE
Published in London by Collins in January 1940
DW 7/6
FIVE ACES
Published in London by Collins in April 1940
DW 7/6
ETERNITY HERE I COME !
Published in London by Collins in August 1940
Red-Purple cloth, silver titles to spine
DW 7/6
Is this book dated ? ?
YOU'LL CATCH YOUR DEATH
Published in London by Collins in November 1940
DW 7/6
STAND UP AND FIGHT
Published in London by Collins in June 1941
DW 7/6
THE RETURN OF MICK CARDBY
Published in London by Collins in 1941
Dust jacket priced at 7/6
Not listed in the ECB
NEVER SAY LIVE
Published in London by Collins in February 1942
DW 7/6
REQUIEM FOR ROGUES
Published in London by Collins in 1942
Not in the ECB
DESTINY IS MY NAME
Published in London by Collins in 1942
Not listed in the ECB
DISHONOUR AMONG THIEVES
Published in London by Collins in 1943
Not in the ECB
GET OUT THE CUFFS
Published in London by Collins in February 1943
DW 7/6
MICK CARDBY WORKS OVERTIME
Published in London by Collins in February 1944
DW 7/6
TOAST TO A CORPSE
Published in London by Collins in July 1944
DW 7/6
THEY NEVER COME BACK
Published in London by Collins in January 1945
DW 7/6
COME BACK FOR THE BODY
Published in London by Collins in July 1945
DW 7/6
HEADING FOR A WREATH
Published in London by Collins in 1946

The Author David Hume
The Author - Drawn in 1939

Further Information
In a jacket note in 1934, David Hume was described as having spent nine years in newspaper work, during which he was a frequent visitor to Scotland Yard. Apparantly, "in order to keep in touch with the criminal world," Hume used to leave his home two or three times a year to live in the underworld. No doubt, this caused Howard Spring to say of Hume that "he shares Edgar Wallace's practical knowledge of the techniques of crime." Collins were happy to promote Hume as the "new Edgar Wallace." His main series character was Mick Cardby.

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