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Stephen Coulter


UK flag (b.1914)

aka James Mayo

Stephen Coulter is an English novelist, journalist, and, as James Mayo, the author of several spy and adventure thrillers.

His series character Charles Hood, a James Bond clone, is an art-loving British spy. Coulter was also friends with Bond creator Ian Fleming. Both men had served in Royal Navy Intelligence during World War II, became reporters, Reuters correspondants and both eventually wrote for the Sunday Times. Coulter helped Fleming with background details in the first Bond novel Casino Royale.
 

Genres: Thriller
 
Series
Charles Hood (as by James Mayo)
   1. Hammerhead (1964)
   2. Let Sleeping Girls Lie (1965)
   3. Shamelady (1966)
   4. Once in a Lifetime (1968)
     aka Seargant Death
   5. The Man Above Suspicion (1969)
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Novels
   The Loved Enemy (1952)
   The Quickness of the Hand (1952) (as by James Mayo)
   Damned Shall Be Desire (1958)
   The Devil Inside (1960)
   Rebound (1961) (as by James Mayo)
   A Season of Nerves (1962) (as by James Mayo)
   Threshold (1964)
   Offshore! (1965)
   A Stranger Called the Blues (1968)
     aka Players in a Dark Game : Death in the Sun
   Embassy (1969)
   An Account to Render (1970)
   Asking for It (1971) (as by James Mayo)
   The Chateau (1974)
   The Soyuz Affair (1977)
   Blood-tie (1988)
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