Mark Hebden


UK flag (1916 - 1991)
Father of Juliet Hebden

aka John Harris, Max Hennessy

Born in 1916, Mark wrote many crime fiction novels. He was a sailor, airman, a journalist, travel courier, cartoonist and a history teacher. During the Second World War he served with two air forces and two navies.

After turning to full-time writing, Hebden created a sequence of crime novels around the quirky fictional character Chief Inspector Pel. A master of his genre, Hebden's writing is as timeless as it is versatile and entertaining.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
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Kelly Maguire (as by Max Hennessy)
1. The Lion at Sea (1977)
2. The Dangerous Years (1978)
3. Back to Battle (1979)
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Goff Family (as by Max Hennessy)
1. Soldier of the Queen (1980)
2. Blunted Lance (1981)
3. The Iron Stallions (1982)
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RAF trilogy (as by Max Hennessy)
1. The Bright Blue Sky (1982)
3. The Challenging Heights (1983)
3. Once More the Hawks (1984)
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Novels
The Lonely Voyage (1951) (as by John Harris)
Hallelujah Corner (1952) (as by John Harris)
The Sea Shall Not Have Them (1953) (as by John Harris)
     aka The Undaunted
The Claws of Mercy (1955) (as by John Harris)
Getaway (1956) (as by John Harris)
     aka Close to the Wind
The Sleeping Mountain (1958) (as by John Harris)
Road to the Coast (1959) (as by John Harris)
     aka Adventure's End
Sunset at Sheba (1960) (as by John Harris)
Covenant with Death (1961) (as by John Harris)
The Spring of Malice (1962) (as by John Harris)
The Unforgiving Wind (1963) (as by John Harris)
The Cross of Lazzaro (1965) (as by John Harris)
Vardy (1965) (as by John Harris)
What Changed Charley Farthing (1965)
Eyewitness (1966)
The Old Trade of Killing (1966) (as by John Harris)
Light Cavalry Action (1967) (as by John Harris)
The Errant Knights (1968)
Right of Reply (1968) (as by John Harris)
The Mercenaries (1969) (as by John Harris)
     aka The Jade Wind
Portrait in a Dusty Frame (1969)
     aka Grave Journey
The Courtney Entry (1970) (as by John Harris)
The Fledglings (1971) (as by John Harris)
A Killer for the Chairman (1972)
The Mustering of the Hawks (1972) (as by John Harris)
A Kind of Courage (1972) (as by John Harris)
The Dark Side of the Island (1973)
The Gallant Six Hundred (1973) (as by John Harris)
The Professionals (1973) (as by John Harris)
Smiling Willie and the Tiger (1974) (as by John Harris)
Ride Out the Storm (1975) (as by John Harris)
The Victors (1975) (as by John Harris)
Take Or Destroy (1976) (as by John Harris)
The League of 89 (1977)
Army of Shadows (1977) (as by John Harris)
The Interceptors (1977) (as by John Harris)
The Fox From His Lair (1978) (as by John Harris)
The Revolutionaries (1978) (as by John Harris)
Corporal Cotton's Little War (1979) (as by John Harris)
     aka Cotton's War
Swordpoint (1980) (as by John Harris)
North Strike (1981) (as by John Harris)
Harkaway's Sixth Column (1983) (as by John Harris)
Funny Place to Hold a War (1984) (as by John Harris)
The Crimson Wind (1984) (as by Max Hennessy)
Live Free or Die! (1985) (as by John Harris)
The Thirty Days' War (1986) (as by John Harris)
Up for Grabs (1986) (as by John Harris)
China Seas (1987) (as by John Harris)
Picture of Defeat (1988) (as by John Harris)
So Far From God (1989) (as by John Harris)
Flawed Banner (1991) (as by John Harris)
Quick Boat Men (1992) (as by John Harris)
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