Free Read [Nonfiction Book] ✓ Murdering Mr. Velfrage - by Roy Vickers ✓
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Title: Free Read [Nonfiction Book] ✓ Murdering Mr. Velfrage - by Roy Vickers ✓
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About the Author
William Edward Vickers 1889 1965 was an English mystery writer better known under his pen name Roy Vickers, but he also wrote under the pseudonyms Roy C Vickers, David Durham, Sefton Kyle, and John Spencer He is now remembered mostly for his attribution to Scotland Yard of a Department of Dead Ends, specialising in solving old, sometimes long forgotten cases, mostly by chance encounters of odd bits of strange and apparently disconnected evidence.He was educated at Charterhouse School, and left Brasenose College, Oxford, without a degree For some time he studied law at the Middle Temple, but never practised He married Mary Van Rossem and they had one son He worked as a journalist, court reporter, magazine editor and wrote a large number of non fiction articles which he sold in the hundreds to newspapers and magazines Between November 1913 and February 1917, 20 short stories by Vickers were published in the Novel Magazine , which he edited And in 1914 he published his first book, a biography of Field Marshal Frederick, Earl Roberts entitled Lord Roberts The Story of His Life In September 1934, The Rubber Trumpet , the first of 37 stories featuring the fictitious Department of Dead Ends, appeared in Pearson s Magazine This was subsequently collected with other stories in The Department of Dead Ends 1949 Another series of his books featured his heroines Felicity Dove.In 1960 he edited the Crime Writers Association s anthology of short stories Some Like Them Dead.The Manchester Evening News called one of his collections, one of the half dozen successful books of detective short stories published since the days of Sherlock Holmes.Some of his work has been adapted for film such as Girl in the News 1940 , Violent Moment 1959 and there were three of his stories used as episodes in television s Alfred Hitchcock Presents series Season 3 1957 58.