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W. A. Ballinger (1925–1991)

Author of The Torturer

Includes the names: W Howard Baker, W. Howard Baker, William Howard Baker

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W.(illiam) Howard Baker was a novelist, editor, and publisher.  In addition to writing under his own name (Baker), he used numerous pseudonyms, including:
* Peter Saxon (a house name, credited for numerous works)
* W. A. Ballinger (Drums of the Dark Gods)

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W. Howard Baker was a novelist and editor, Editor of Sexton Blake Library for a time. Writer of Sexton Blake, Danger Man and Jonathan Quintain novels, plus many war, horror and mystery stories. Proprietor of Howard Baker Books (1960s UK publishing company). Credited with saving the Sexton Blake Library from extinction, when publishers Fleetway ended the series, he gained their permission to continue the series independently, firstly through dealds with various paperback publishing companies then later through his own Sexton Blake Omnibus hardback series. He is noted for the many pseudonyms used by him (e.g. Peter Saxon).
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W.(illiam) Howard Baker was a novelist, editor, and publisher.  In addition to writing under his own name (Baker), he used numerous pseudonyms, including:

* Peter Saxon (a house name, credited for numerous works)

* W. A. Ballinger (Drums of the Dark Gods)

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