Ted Allbeury Biography - Further Information
Ted Allbeury, who also writes under the pseudonyms
Richard Butler and Patrick Kelly, was born in England in 1917 and died in 2005. 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.
Those interested in collecting the first edition books by Ted Allbeury are well-served as a full set not only looks impressive but is also financially viable as all his books are reasonably priced
so collectors should not consider inferior condition copies.
I've personally read almost all the books listed in the bibliography above and found them to be better than I'd anticipated, hence reading so many.
That said, I wouldn't put the author in the first division of spy or espionage authors but for heavy readers of the genre they're well worth a go with some now old enough to have a certain "period charm" for certain age groups