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)