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Henry Wade


(Henry L Aubrey-Fletcher)
(1887 - 1969)

Henry Wade was the pseudonym of Major Sir Henry Lancelot Aubrey-Fletcher (1887-1969), English writer and baronet, who created Inspector John Poole.

Wade was born in Surrey and educated at Eton and Oxford. He married Mary Augusta Chilton in 1911. He served in both world wars as a Grenadier Guard. He married Mary Augusta Chilton in 1911 and Nancy Cecil Reynolds in 1965. The Wade pseudonym was taken from his mother's maiden name. Wade wrote both traditional and inverted mysteries, and published stories in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.