Douglas Sanderson

UK flag (1920 - 2002)

aka Martin Brett, Malcolm Douglas

Ronald Douglas Sanderson was born in Kent, England, in 1920, emigrating to Canada in 1947 after a stint with the Merchant Navy and the R.A.F during WWII. Here he worked in a Kellogg's factory, as a jewelry salesman, and as a cabaret singer before publishing his first literary novel, Dark Passions Subdue, in 1952. Drawing inspiration from Mickey Spillane, Sanderson developed a leaner style and started writing hardboiled mysteries under the names Martin Brett and Malcolm Douglas.
Mike Garfin Mystery (as by Martin Brett)
   Blondes Are My Trouble (1954)
     aka The Darker Traffic
   Hot Freeze (1954)
   A Dum-dum for the President (1961)
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   Dark Passions Subdue (1952)
   Exit in Green (1953) (as by Martin Brett)
     aka Murder Came Tumbling
   Rain of Terror (1955) (as by Malcolm Douglas)
   The Deadly Dames (1956) (as by Malcolm Douglas)
   The Final Run (1956)
   Flee From Terror (1957) (as by Martin Brett)
   Pure Sweet Hell (1957) (as by Malcolm Douglas)
   Murder Comes Calling (1958) (as by Malcolm Douglas)
   Night of the Horns (1958)
   Cry Wolfram (1959)
     aka Mark It for Murder
   Catch A Fallen Starlet (1960)
   Lam to Slaughter (1964)
   Black Reprieve (1965)
   No Charge for Framing (1969)
   Dead Bullfighter (1975)
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