I Would Rather Stay Poor

I Would Rather Stay Poor by James Hadley Chase

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Being poor is still a very far way from being dead, eh? Dave Calvin, divorced, dishonest and greedy but charming,handsome and well built, with a charm that women would fall for, is appointed as manager of the bank in Pittsville when the existing manager falls ill. On the advice of his simple and innocent secretary Alice Craig, he soon finds lodging with widowed Kit Loring staying with her young daughter who is in love with Ken Travers, the local police deputy sheriff waiting for a break through to get married to his lover. Soon Calvin decides to steal a huge payroll of 300 thousand from the bank and get away with it, and ropes in Kit for the same, at the expense of even murdering poor Alice. But things don`t go the way Calvin and Kit plan, and soon they find themselves in a puddle of troubles full of treachery, deception and murder. And to make matters worse for Calvin, he soon realizes that Kit is an alcoholic who can spill the beans anytime.

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James Headley (Hadley) Chase (Chase) - James Hadley Chase Real name - Rene Brabazon Raymond (René Lodge Brabazon Raymond). Other aliases are Raymond Marshall, James L.

Dochery, Ambrose Grant, René Raymond. 12.24.1906 - 02.06.1985 One of the most famous detective writers, one of the creators of the "cool detective" subgenre. James Headley Chase was born on January 24, 1906 in London. He was educated at the Royal School in Rochester, Kent and returned home at the age of 18. He changed several jobs until he found his calling. In 1939, while a salesman at a wholesale bookstore, he debuted No orchids for Miss Blandish. The novel became an instant bestseller, defining the career of the thirty-three-year-old Rene Brabazon Raymond once and for all. He has written about 80 books. Most often the action in his novels takes place in the United States of America. However, the author himself was in the States only twice and for a very short time - in Miami and New Orleans. He ...

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James Headley (Hadley) Chase (Chase) - James Hadley Chase Real name - Rene Brabazon Raymond (René Lodge Brabazon Raymond). Other aliases are Raymond Marshall, James L. Dochery, Ambrose Grant, René Raymond. 12.24.1906 - 02.06.1985 One of the most famous detective writers, one of the creators of the "cool detective" subgenre. James Headley Chase was born on January 24, 1906 in London. He was educated at the Royal School in Rochester, Kent and returned home at the age of 18. He changed several jobs until he found his calling. In 1939, while a salesman at a wholesale bookstore, he debuted No orchids for Miss Blandish. The novel became an instant bestseller, defining the career of the thirty-three-year-old Rene Brabazon Raymond once and for all. He has written about 80 books. Most often the action in his novels takes place in the United States of America. However, the author himself was in the States only twice and for a very short time - in Miami and New Orleans. He drew the information necessary for plotting from encyclopedias, detailed maps and slang dictionaries, as well as from the works of American writers. Such an acquaintance once played a cruel joke on him - Raymond Chandler filed a lawsuit over plagiarism. Chase apologized and paid, but did not change his writing style, continuing to borrow plots from other authors, and sometimes from himself. Chase did not write serials, but among the characters he created were relatively constant: the corrupt ex-action film Corrigan; Vic Malloy, California private investigator; CIA agent Mark Ghirland; playboy millionaire Don Micklem; Helga Rolf et al. An interesting feature of his books is the inevitability of retribution for the crime committed, regardless of the author`s or reading bias towards the person who committed it. Therefore, the criminal in his works is often known from the very first pages, and all further narration is based on the saying "no matter how long the string twists". Chase deliberately led a lifestyle that excludes interference with his private life, so biographical information about him is extremely scarce and no details can be spoken with confidence. It is known that he loved to travel, for a time he was the editor of the magazine of the Royal Air Force and spent most of his life in Switzerland, where he died. The bewilderment of critics is caused not only by the fact that the author without a shadow of doubt wrote about what he himself could not know, but also the constant motive of sadistic treatment of women, which can be traced in many of his works. Nevertheless, even the most nosy journalists failed to "tie" spicy details to the author`s personal life. “If a writer’s books are selling steadily and well, he doesn’t need to spend time on interviews and writing forewords, and he doesn’t need to worry about what critics say,” Chase said. [u] See See also: [/ u] N. Kaimachnikova, A. Khomich. Afterword of translators to the collected works of D. H. Chase Materials from sites : James Chase , Detective. Declaration of love , Biography on Wikipedia , James Hadley Chase .  Bibliography , incl. all versions of its translations into Russian and supposed English originals.