James Hadley Chase

James Hadley Chase was an English writer. Born on December 24, 1906, in London, he was originally named René Lodge Brabazon Raymond. He was best known for his thriller novels, including the famous 'No Orchids for Miss Blandish'. His work was characterized by the American settings of his stories, tight plotting, and an unsentimental, fast-paced narrative. Chase's books were highly popular in their time and have been translated into various languages. He passed away on February 6, 1985.


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  1. 1. No Orchids for Miss Blandish

    This novel is a crime thriller set in America, featuring the kidnapping of a wealthy heiress, Miss Blandish, by a low-level gangster. However, when a more powerful and sadistic gangster, Slim Grisson, learns of the situation, he kills the original kidnapper and takes Miss Blandish for himself. As the police and Miss Blandish's father desperately search for her, she finds herself developing Stockholm Syndrome for her cruel captor. The story is filled with violence, suspense, and unexpected twists, leading to a tragic end.

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