Crime Fiction

Simon - Oswell Blakeston

UK First Edition Books

Simon was a joint pseudonym used by Roger d'Este Burford and Oswell Blakeston.
Roger d'Este Burford also wrote under the name Roger East
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Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Murder Among Friends Wishart 1933 Artwork on the front board of the book.
The dust jacket is a tissue wrapper priced 7/6
Death on the Swim Wishart 1934 Again the artwork printed on front board.
This time issued with a 'transmatic' jacket of clear
cellophane with card front and rear flaps attached. 7/6
The Cat with the Moustache Wishart 1935 Jacket priced 7/6
Also published in 1950 as
The Mystery of the Hypnotic Room

Oswell Blakeston Bibliography

Title Publisher Date Issue Points - Notes
Pink Ribbon, as Told to the Police Quality Press 1950 Reissued 1971 Hutchinson.
Jacket priced 6s
Hop Thief Blond 1959 Dustwrapper priced 10/6
The Night's Moves Gaberbocchus 1961 Dustwrapper priced 12/6
And then the Screaming Started Hutchinson 1968  
For Crying Out Shroud Hutchinson 1969  
Ever Singing Die Oh ! Die Hutchinson 1970  

Further Information
Oswell Blakeston was a pseudonym used by Henry Joseph Hasslacher (1907 - 1985), he also wrote poetical work and some non-fiction but as always we have included only the mystery fiction titles.
The work under the name Simon was a collaboration with Roger Burford

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