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George Goodchild


UK flag (1885 - 1969)

aka Alan Dare, Wallace Q Reid, Jesse Templeton

George Goodchild aka Alan Dare, Wallace Q. Reid, and Jesse Templeton, was an incredibly prolific successful British author. His career lasted over 60 years (1916-published after death, still reprinted); his works number around 210, most under his own name.

Little is known of his life. GR system bug adds January 1 to his birth date, but the actual date is unknown. Born in Kingston-upon-Thames in 1888, he married Dora Mary Hill and had one son and two daughters. He lived at The Great Quarry, Guildford. Before full-time writing, he had experience in journalism and publishing. He died at Aldershot in March 1969, aged 80.

Featured characters were Scotland Yard Inspector McLean, spy catcher Q33, Trooper O'Neill, cowboy Colorado Jim (Jack) and Nigel Rix. McLean appeared in The Weekly News even anonymously until 6 October 1979, ten years after Good child died, and inspired Dandy Inspector McLean Library published by D.C. Thomson. An early 1921 story in The Children's Newspaper was a rare contribution to the sci fi genre. Only a handful of his books are still in print, recently some republished in large print. Colorado Jim is the only one on gutenberg.org as of Jan 2012.
 
Series
Inspector McLean
1. McLean of Scotland Yard (1929)
McLean at the Golden Owl (1930)
McLean Investigates (1930)
How Now, McLean? (1931)
Chief Inspector McLean (1932)
12 Dandy McLean Detective Stories (1933)
12 Famous McLean Cases (1933)
Dandy Against the Gangsters (1933)
Dandy Hangs Behind (1933)
Dandy Nabs the Falcon (1933)
Greta Dey's Confession (1933)
Her Little Game (1933)
The Pretty Daredevil (1933)
The Prince of Crooks (1933)
The Terror of Stapleton Quarry (1933)
The Triumph of McLean (1933)
McLean Plays a Hand (1934)
Yes, Inspector McLean (1934)
Death on the Centre Court (1935)
McLean Knows Best (1935)
McLean Prevails (1935)
Lead On, McLean! (1936)
McLean Finds a Way (1936)
McLean Remembers! (1936)
Call McLean (1937)
Danger Below (1937)
Having No Hearts (1937)
McLean Takes Charge (1937)
McLean Incomparable (1938)
Again McLean (1939)
McLean Excels (1939)
McLean Intervenes (1939)
McLean Sees It Through (1939)
McLean Deduces (1940)
Up, McLean! (1940)
McLean Keeps Going (1941)
McLean: Non-Stop (1941)
McLean Takes a Holiday (1942)
     aka Inspector McLean's Holiday
Uncle Oscar's Niece (1944)
Hail McLean! (1945)
Companion to Sirius (1949)
Inspector McLean's Casebook (1949)
The Efford tangle (1950)
McLean Carries on (1950)
McLean Predominant (1951)
McLean to the Dark Tower Came (1951)
The Last Redoubt (1952)
McLean Steps in (1952)
Well caught, McLean (1953)
Double Acrostic (1954)
Trust McLean (1954)
Find the Lady (1955)
Watch McLean (1955)
McLean Solves it (1956)
Forever McLean (1957)
Next of Kin (1957)
McLean Disposes (1958)
McLean Scores Again (1959)
Tiger, Tiger (1959)
Follow McLean (1961)
Savage Encounter (1962)
McLean Invincible (1963)
Laurels for McLean (1964)
Mclean Takes Over (1966)
McLean Knows the Answers (1967)
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Novels
The Barton Mystery (1916)
The Last Cruise of the Majestic (1917)
The Crimson Domino (1919) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Land of Eldorado (1919)
Colorado Jim (1920)
The Compassionate Rogue (1920)
The Woollen Monkey (1920)
The Alaskan (1921)
A Message from Space (1921)
Trooper O'Neill (1921)
Killigrew (1922) (as by Alan Dare)
Klondyke Kit's Revenge (1923)
The Valley of Lies (1923)
The Isle Of Hate (1924) (as by Alan Dare)
Jake Canuke (1924) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Man Who Wasn't (1924)
Tall Timber (1924)
The Eternal Conflict (1925) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Feud (1925) (as by Jesse Templeton)
Hurricane Tex (1925)
Out Of The Desert (1925) (as by Alan Dare)
The Taming of Nancy (1925)
The Black Orchid (1926)
Jim Goes North (1926)
Ace High (1927)
The Eye of Abu (1927) (as by Alan Dare)
The Monster of Grammount (1927)
Mushalong (1927)
The Timber Wolf (1927) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Guarded Soul (1928) (as by Alan Dare)
The Rain on the Roof (1928)
Between The Tides (1929) (as by Jesse Templeton)
Body and Soul (1929) (as by Alan Dare)
Dead Or Alive (1929) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Elephant (1929)
Jack O'Lantern (1929)
The Man From The West (1929) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Bitter Test (1930) (as by Jesse Templeton)
Clay-Face (1930) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Emperor of Hallelujah Island (1930)
The Girl at Pine Creek (1930)
The Girl Who Failed Him (1930)
The Splendid Crime (1930)
     aka The Public Defender
The Road to Marrakesh (1931)
Ten Fathoms Deep (1931) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Yellow Hibiscus (1931) (as by Jesse Templeton)
For Reasons Unknown (1932)
The House of Strange Adventure (1932)
Inch Of The CID (1932) (as by Jesse Templeton)
Love's Challenge (1932) (as by Jesse Templeton)
Petticoat Lane (1932)
The Skeleton in the Cupboard (1932)
Winning Through (1932) (as by Jesse Templeton)
Captain Sinister (1933)
The Jury Disagree (1934) (with Bechhofer Roberts)
Mad Mike (1934)
Quest of Nigel Rex (1934)
Red River (1934) (as by Wallace Q Reid)
Saskatoon Patrol (1934) (as by Wallace Q Reid)
Virginia's Quest (1934) (as by Jesse Templeton)
The Woman Accused (1934) (as by Jesse Templeton)
Bluewater Landing (1935) (as by Wallace Q Reid)
Dear Old Gentleman (1935) (with Bechhofer Roberts)
The Homeward Trai (1935)
Knight Takes Queen (1935)
Knock and Come In (1935)
Son Of The South (1935) (as by Wallace Q Reid)
Doctor Of The North (1936) (as by Wallace Q Reid)
No Exit! (1936)
The Rainbow Trail (1936) (as by Wallace Q Reid)
Rough Going (1936)
Steve (1936)
Summer Moon (1936)
Tidings of Joy (1936) (with Bechhofer Roberts)
A Murder Will Be Committed (1937)
Operator No. 19 (1937)
Infamous Gentleman (1938)
The Prisoner's Friend (1938) (with Bechhofer Roberts)
Yellowstones (1938)
The Clock Struck Seven (1939)
The Square Deal (1939)
We Shot an Arrow (1939) (with Bechhofer Roberts)
Forced Landing (1940)
Known as Z.1 (1940)
Man Peter (1941)
Brave Interlude (1942)
Behind That Door (1943)
The Last Ditch (1944)
Safety Last (1944)
The Footlight's Call (1945)
Cauldron Bubble (1946)
East of Singapore (1946)
Lady Take Care (1946)
Rivers to Cross (1947)
Dear Conspirator (1948)
Stout Cortez (1949)
Final score (1950)
The Spanish Steps (1951)
Doctor Zil's Experiment (1953)
The Last Secret (1956)
The Danger Line (1958)
False Intruder (1960)
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Collections
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Anthologies containing stories by George Goodchild
 
Short stories
Death in the Dance
The Siamese Cat


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