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Eugene Hastain - Artist - Illustrator

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Below is a list of crime fiction/mystery jackets illustrated by Hastain
They are listed alphabetically by author surname
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and if possible examples of original artwork
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FRANCIS BEEDING

The League of Discontent - 1930 - Hodder & Stoughton

ANTHONY BERKELEY

Top Storey Murder - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton

ALICE CAMPBELL

Juggernaut - 1928 - Hodder & Stoughton

LESLIE CHARTERIS

Enter the Saint - 1930 - Hodder & Stoughton
Alias the Saint - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton
She was a Lady - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton

DETECTION CLUB

The Floating Admiral - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton

ROGER EAST

Murder Rehearsal - 1933 - Collins Crime Club

MARY FITT

Three Sisters Flew Home - 1936 - Nicholson & Watson
Murder Mars the tour - 1936 - Nicholson & Watson
Bulls Like Death - 1937 - Nicholson & Watson
Three Hunting Horns - 1937 - Nicholson & Watson

NORMAN FORREST aka NIGEL MORLAND

Death Took a Publisher - 1936 - Harrap

R AUSTIN FREEMAN

The Puzzle Lock - [1925] - Hodder & Stoughton

GEORGE GOODCHILD

The Road to Marrakesh - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton
Maclean Remembers - 1936 - Hodder & Stoughton
Having No Hearts - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton

SYDNEY HORLER

The Spy - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Mystery of the Seven Cafes - 1935 - Hodder & Stoughton
They Called Him Nighthawk - 1937 - Hodder & Stoughton
The Screaming Skull - 1930 - Hodder & Stoughton

WYNDHAM MARTYN

Spies of Peace - 1934 - Herbert Jenkins
The Old Manor Crime - 1937 - Herbert Jenkins

JOHN RHODE

Shot at Dawn - 1934 - Collins Crime Club

JOHN ROWLAND

Murder in the Museum - 1938 - Herbert Jenkins

SAPPER

The Island of Terror - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton

ROY VICKERS

I'll Never Tell - 1937 - Herbert Jenkins ?

PATRICIA WENTWORTH

Grey Mask - 1928 - Hodder & Stoughton
Kingdom Lost - 1931 - Hodder & Stoughton

ETHEL LINA WHITE

Wax - 1935 - Collins

Biography - Information About the Artist
We are greatly indebted to AG Hastain for the biographical details below
Reproduced as received

He was born in Camberwell on 9th October 1887 one of 6 children his father Louise (sic) Bernard Albert Hastain was from France and his mother Emma Colman was from Clapham.
He had a middle class up bringing with home tutors and developed his talent for art at an early age.
He socialized with the leading literary, poets and artists of the 1900's in the London cafe meeting houses reminiscent of the Paris societies of the 1880's.
One of his greatest friends was Leslie Charteris and it was Eugene who designed the little saint logo for him on the back of a napkin whilst they were drinking at a cafe!
His talent was extensively employed by Hodder and Stoughton, as well as work for The Houses of Parliament, Princess Mary's gift book and private commissions.
He died in October 1957 of cancer whilst in a private Hospice in Bournemouth England.


The Great Man Himself c1915

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