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Leonard Gribble


(Leonard Reginald Gribble)
UK flag (1908 - 1985)

aka Sterry Browning, Leo Grex, Piers Marlowe, Dexter Muir, Bruce Sanders

Leonard Gribble wrote under several pseudonyms: Leo Grex, Louis Grey, Piers Marlow, Sterry Browning, Dexter Muir and Bruce Sanders. He also wrote some Westerns, under the name of Landon Grant.  He also wrote under his own name.  Born in 1908 he had one leading character, Superintendent Anthony Slade. His first novel was published in 1929. He wrote crime football based mysteries. The Arsenal Stadium Mystery was made into a film in 1939. He also wrote non-fiction true crime and was a criminologist.  Such examples of titles are Notorious Killers in the Night, Such Lethal Ladies, Compelled to Kill.
 

Genres: Mystery, Historical Mystery
 
Series
Anthony Slade and Department X2
   The Case of the Marsden Rubies (1929)
   The Gillespie Suicide Mystery (1929)
     aka The Terrace Suicide Mystery
   The Grand Modena Murder (1931)
   Is This Revenge? (1932)
     aka The Serpentine Murder
   The Stolen Home Secretary (1932)
     aka The Stolen Statesman
   The Riddle of the Ravens (1934)
   The Secret of Tangles (1934)
   The Yellow Bungalow Mystery (1935)
   The Case-Book of Anthony Slade (1937)
   Who killed Oliver Cromwell? (1937)
   The Arsenal Stadium Mystery (1939)
   Tragedy in E Flat (1939)
   Murder First Class (1946)
   Atomic Murder (1947)
   Hangman's Moon (1950)
   They Kidnapped Stanley Matthews (1950)
   The Frightened Chameleon (1951)
   Murder Out of Season (1952)
   The Glass Alibi (1952)
   She Died Laughing (1953)
   The Inverted Crime (1954)
   Death Pays the Piper (1956)
   Superintendent Slade Investigates (1956)
   Stand-In for Murder (1957)
   Don't Argue with Death (1959)
   Wantons Die Hard (1961)
   Heads You Die (1964)
   The Violent Dark (1965)
   Strip-Tease Macabre (1967)
   A Diplomat Dies (1969)
   Alias the Victim (1971)
   Programmed for Death (1973)
   You Can't Die Tomorrow (1975)
   Crime on Her Hands (1977)
   Death Needs No Alibi (1979)
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Double Thirteen Thriller (as by Piers Marlowe)
   The Double Thirteen (1947)
   Loaded Dice (1949)
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Superintendent Frank Drury (as by Piers Marlowe)
   The Dead Don't Scare (1953)
   The Men in Her Death (1964)
   Promise to Kill (1965)
   A Knife for Your Heart (1966)
   Hire Me a Hearse (1968)
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Howard Digburn (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Secret Dragnet (1956)
   To Catch a Spy (1958)
   Code of Dishonour (1964)
   Feminine for Spy (1967)
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Novels
   Crooner's Swan Song (1935) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Man from Manhattan (1935) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Case of the Malverne Diamonds (1937)
   Transatlantic Trouble (1937) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Carlent Manor Crime (1939) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Black-Out Murders (1940) (as by Leo Grex)
   Murder in the Sanctuary (1940) (as by Leo Grex)
   Bombers Fly East (1944) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Tawny Menace (1945) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Coastal Commandos (1946) (as by Sterry Browning)
   The Stalag Mites (1947) (as by Leo Grex)
   King Spiv (1948) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Pilgrims Meet Murder (1948) (as by Dexter Muir)
   The Secret of the Red Mill (1948)
   Crooked Sixpence (1949) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Speckled Swan (1949) (as by Dexter Muir)
   Deadly Jade (1950) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   The Missing Speed Ace (1950)
   The Riddle of the Blue Moon (1950)
   Crime at Cape folly (1951) (as by Sterry Browning)
   Madame Bluebeard (1951) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Santa Fe gunslick (1951) (as by Sterry Browning)
   Speed Dermot (1951)
   Ace of Danger (1952) (as by Leo Grex)
   Rosemary for Death (1952) (as by Dexter Muir)
   Kiss for a Killer (1953) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Sally of Scotland Yard (1954) (with Geraldine Laws)
   Sex marks the Spot (1954) (as by Sterry Browning)
   Demon in the Blood (1955) (as by Piers Marlowe)
   Midnight Hazard (1955) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Dangerous Mission (1957)
   Murders Behind the Bright Lights (1958) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Thanks for the felony (1958) (as by Leo Grex)
   Larceny in her heart (1959) (as by Leo Grex)
   Murder in Lonely Places (1960) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Murder in Big Cities (1962) (as by Bruce Sanders)
   Terror wears a smile (1962) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Brass Knuckle (1964) (as by Leo Grex)
   Violent keepsake (1967) (as by Leo Grex)
   Cash My Chips, Croupier (1969) (as by Piers Marlowe)
   Hard Kill (1969) (as by Leo Grex)
   Kill Now - Pay Later (1971) (as by Leo Grex)
   Sisters of Cain (1972)
   Killer in the Shade (1973) (as by Piers Marlowe)
   Hall-mark of Horror (1973)
   Die-as in Murder (1974) (as by Leo Grex)
   Midsummer Slay Ride (1976)
   Cardinal's Diamonds (1976)
   Death Throws No Shadow (1976) (as by Leo Grex)
   Deadly Professionals (1976)
   The Dead End Killers (1978)
   Mix Me a Murder (1978) (as by Leo Grex)
   These Crimes Made Headlines (1980) (as by Leo Grex)
   Dead End in Mayfair (1981)
   Hot Ice (1983) (as by Leo Grex)
   The Dead Don't Scream (1983)
   Violent Midnight (1986)
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Anthologies edited
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Non fiction show
 


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