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John Burke


(Jonathan Frederick Burke)
UK flag (1922 - 2011)

aka Russ Ames, J F Burke, Jonathan Burke, Harriet Esmond, Jonathan George, Robert Miall, Martin Sands

John Burke was born in Sussex and brought up in Liverpool. During the war he served with the RAF, REME and on attachment to the Royal Marines during the liberation of Europe. He started one of the first science-fiction fan magazines in Britain, The Satellite, and had several short stories published before winning an Atlantic Award in Literature from the Rockefeller Foundation for his first novel, Swift Summer.
 

Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction, Western
 
Series
Jason King (as by Robert Miall)
   Jason King (1972)
   Kill Jason King (1972)
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Dr Caspian
   1. The Devil's Footsteps (1976)
   2. The Black Charade (1977)
   3. Ladygrove (1978)
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Bill
   The Bill (1985)
   The Bill 2 (1987)
   The Bill 3 (1989)
   The Bill 4 (1990)
   The Bill 5 (1991)
   The Bill 6 (1992)
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London's Burning
   1. London's Burning (1997)
   2. Blue Watch Blues (1995)
   3. Flashpoint (1995)
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DI Lesley Gunn
   1. The Merciless Dead (2008)
   2. The Second Strain (2002)
   3. Death by Marzipan (2001)
   4. Wrong Turnings (2018)
   5. Bareback (1998)
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Novels
   Swift Summer (1949) (as by J F Burke)
   The Outward Walls (1952)
   Ambush At Lava Rock (1953) (as by Russ Ames)
   Billy the Kid (1953) (as by Russ Ames)
   The Chisholm Trail (1953) (as by Russ Ames)
   Handsome Hellion (1953) (as by Russ Ames)
   Justice At Gyp Hills (1953) (as by Russ Ames)
   Kid Fury (1953) (as by Russ Ames)
   Kill or Be Killed (1953) (as by Russ Ames)
   The Nightmare Whisperers (1953)
     aka The Dark Gateway
   The Caballero (1954) (as by Russ Ames)
   Colt Cavalier (1954) (as by Russ Ames)
   Drowned By Fire (1954) (as by Russ Ames)
   The Echoing Worlds (1954) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   Pattern of Shadows (1954)
   Twilight of Reason (1954)
   Hotel Cosmos (1954) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   Deep Freeze (1955)
   Revolt of the Humans (1955) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   Gentle City (1955) (as by Russ Ames)
   The Poison Cupboard (1956)
   Pursuit Through Time (1956)
   Fear By Instalments (1960)
   Only the Ruthless Can Play (1965)
   Goodbye, Gillian (1966) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   The Weekend Girls (1966) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   Dracula (1967)
   Gossip to the Grave (1967) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   The Jokers (1967) (as by Martin Sands)
   Maroc 7 (1967) (as by Martin Sands)
   Privilege (1967)
   Till Death Us Do Part (1967)
   The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)
   Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
   Someone Lying, Someone Dying (1968) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   Moon Zero Two (1969)
   Rob the Lady (1969) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   The Smashing Bird I Used To know (1969)
   All the Right Noises (1970)
   Four Stars for Danger (1970) (as by Jonathan Burke)
   The Kill Dog (1970) (as by Jonathan George)
   Strange Report (1970)
   Dad's Army (1971)
   Dead Letters (1972) (as by Jonathan George)
   Expo 80 (1972)
   The Adventurer (1973) (as by Robert Miall)
   Darsham's Tower (1973) (as by Harriet Esmond)
     aka Darsham's Folly
   The Protectors (1973) (as by Robert Miall)
   The Eyestones (1975) (as by Harriet Esmond)
   Luke's Kingdom (1976)
   The Florian Signet (1977) (as by Harriet Esmond)
   Prince Regent (1979)
   King and Castle (1986)
   Hang Time (2007)
   The Golden Horns (2011)
   The Old Man of the Stars (2011)
   Echo of Barbara (2013)
   The Twisted Tongues (2013)
   Dreams, Demons and Death (2014)
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Collections
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Plays
   The Sorcerers (2013)
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Novellas and Short Stories
   Casualty (1970)
   The Adjusters (2020)
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Anthologies edited
   Tales of Unease (1966)
   More Tales of Unease (1969)
   New Tales of Unease (1976)
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Series contributed to
UFO
   1. Flesh Hunters (1970) (as by Robert Miall)
   2. Sporting Blood (1971) (as by Robert Miall)
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