Ted Allbeury, who also writes under the pseudonyms
Richard Butler and Patrick Kelly, was born in England in 1917. His
novels are somewhat borderline for this genre, given the heavy leaning
towards espionage and intelligence. The author himself was an army
intelligence officer during the Second World War. Apart from the first
book, UK editions precede the US. The books written under his other pen
names appear not to have been published in the USA.