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John Victor Turner came from Manchester, went to Warwick School, and worked on a local newspaper there before moving to Fleet Street, where he worked for the Press Association, Daily Mail, Financial Times and as a crime reporter on the Daily Herald. He wrote seven detective novels under his own name, published between 1932 and 1936, but also wrote as ‘Nicholas Brady’ and more famously ‘David Hume’, creating the UK’s first ‘hardboiled’ detective series and as whom he was compared favourably to the great Edgar Wallace.

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