John Bude, real name Ernest Elmore, was born in England
in 1901. His series characters were Superintendent Meredith and
Inspector Sherwood, in a long-running series of well-respected books.
Inexplicably, none of these, bar the last one, were published n the
United States. This may go some way to explaining why John Bude is such
an underrated and , amongst many readers, unknown author. Collectors in
the genre are well aware of his work, all of which is keenly sought after
by collectors. Pre war titles in jacket are particularly scarce.