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Author photo. Hugh Desmond Clevely aka Tod Claymore

Hugh Desmond Clevely aka Tod Claymore

Hugh Clevely (1897–1964)

Author of Stranger in Two Worlds

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One of the earliest novelists to write about crime
and criminals in London was Hugh Desmond Clevely (1897–1964),
whose novel The Gang-Smasher (1928) featured John Martinson, a
tough and no-nonsense anti-hero up against the capital’s ruthless
crime bosses who was to reappear throughout the 1930s. Clevely, the
son of a Bristol clergyman, was an unlikely creator of hardboiled fiction,
but died in a grimly appropriate fashion, discovered face down
in a weir on the River Stour in Dorset in May 1964, covered in blood.

The mystery of his death was never solved.

For his book "The wrong murder" he received a Litterære anerkendelser - Danmark - 1947 for the Danish vertaling "Billy Ross' Hemmelighed".
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