Gerald Verner (John Robert Stuart Pringle)

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Streatham, London, England, UK
Gerald Verner was born Robert Stuart Pringle in Streatham, London, England, on June 26,1897. He was a prolific writer of thrillers and wrote more than 120 novels translated into over 35 languages. Among his successful stage plays were adaptations of Peter Cheyney's "The Urgent Hangman" into "Meet Mr.Callaghan" (1952) and the Agatha Christie thriller "Towards Zero" (1956). Many of his books were adapted into radio serials, stage plays and films. In the 1930s he wrote for the magazines "The Thriller" and "Detective Weekly". With changed titles and the protagonists, many of these stories were recycled as novels for publisher Wright & Brown. Read more...