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Walter Tyrer (1900–1978)

Author of Such Friends Are Dangerous

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Born in a deprived area of Liverpool, Tyrer had his first story published in 1921. Starting off as a writer of schoolboy stories, a popular genre of the time, he eventually diversified into other fields of popular fiction. His best known novels are probably Such Friends Are Dangerous, Ellen Morgan and The Hangman`s Daughter, but he wrote many short stories and serials for magazines. In 1943 he joined Fleetway Publishing as a staff writer, turning his hand to romance, westerns and detective fiction. His output during this period included a number of titles for the Sexton Blake Library series. In later years he also did work for Micron Publishing, including contributions to the Edgar Wallace Mystery Magazine and a number of Westerns written under the name J T Lang and wrote scripts for UK TV series Coronation Street.
For further info see Nick Osmond`s article The Cowboy and the Detective (14 Jan 2011) at http://bookshelvesandbrownale.blogspo...

. During 2014 a previously unpublished Tyrer story A Professional Job came to light and is to be made available online and in print.
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