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Fearn, John Russell 1908-1960

Overview
Works: 258 works in 684 publications in 1 language and 10,310 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Western stories  Horror tales  Science fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6011.E295, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Russell Fearn
Hell's Acres by John Russell Fearn( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When gambler Smoke Cavendish is attacked and robbed of his poker winnings, his assailants leave him to die in the desert. Determined to survive, he stumbles into Hell's Acres--a town of desolation--where the townsfolk are under the boot of Mark Tarlton and his ruthless gunhawks. There, Smoke meets beautiful Trixie Lee, but soon he clashes with Tarlton and finds himself gambling for the highest stakes--his life and the life of the woman he loves
Fires of vengeance by John Russell Fearn( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Clem Dawlish and Amos Grant discover a valuable oil field near the town of Carterville, they plan to eliminate the ranchers and homesteaders in order to stake their claim. They create a phantom to head a gang of outlaws and destroy the ranchers. The scheme works and Dawlish becomes a power in Carterville. But another phantom arises: one who would avenge all who had died at Dawlish's orders. Now the law of the gun - and justice - would surely prevail
Navajo vengeance by John Russell Fearn( Book )

7 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cal Rutter had been convicted of a murder he didn't commit, and had been forced to leave town. Chance takes him and his side-kick to an almost buried Navajo temple - full of gold. With the help of the Navajo medicine men Cal returns to town to drive out the corrupt Big Boss, and in the race for supremacy the inscrutable Navajo men mete out their own brand of vengeance
The empty coffins by John Russell Fearn( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2009 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two gruesome murders were discovered in the village of Little Payling. The bodies of a farmer and a local builder had been drained of blood. Their necks bore deep wounds, which centred on their jugular veins. When Scotland Yard arrived they made little progress - until Peter Malden became suspicious about his wife Elsie's first husband George Timperley, who had committed suicide. Then Elsie herself died and was buried - but her coffin, like George Timperley's, was found to be empty!
The thirty-first of June by John Russell Fearn( Book )

6 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There were six people in millionaire Nick Clayton's limousine when it left a country house party to return to London: Clayton himself, and his girlfriend Bernice Forbes; Horace Dawlish, his imperturbable servant and driver; the unhappily married financier Harvey Brand and Lucy Brand; and the tragic socialite Betty Danvers. But neither the car, nor its six occupants, would ever arrive in London. Instead, just after midnight, the car travelled some thirty miles along the country road - and disappeared
Don't touch me by John Russell Fearn( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jewel heist goes wrong when the escaping robbers abduct Gloria Vane, the beautiful film actress. Then as gang leader Ace Monohan falls for Gloria, it leads to dissension amongst his men, and the destruction and abandonment of his hideout. Ace, forced to go on the run, takes the stolen jewels with him. Now Gloria finds herself at the mercy of rival gangster 'Fingers' Baxter, who plans to use her to lure Ace out of hiding
The fourth door by John Russell Fearn( Book )

4 editions published between 1947 and 2009 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jessica Standish is fatally stabbed with a dagger in her bedroom, her brother sees the murderer's escape from the scene and identifies him as her former fiance Arthur Caldon. That same night, Caldon's cottage is burned to the ground, but he's not inside - he has vanished. Inspector Butteridge, investigating, finds that the dagger was Caldon's, and that he has a twin brother, Drake Caldon, who is newly married to the beautiful Elva. And then Elva disappears
The red insects by John Russell Fearn( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick Hansley, his wife Ena and father-in-law find that their country house, 'The Cedars', radiates a positively evil aura. Their strange neighbour Dr. Lexton calls, wanting to buy their home. But who is Dr. Lexton? And as for Ena's deceased uncle, entomologist Cyrus Odder, what was the nature of the secret experiment he had worked on there? Then after a mysterious death in the house - death spreads its net across the countryside - and the entire world
Fool's paradise by John Russell Fearn( Book )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a fit of pique, Milly Morton - confidential 'secretary' to industrialist Mortimer Bland - deliberately smashed the astronomical plates of Bland's Chief Scientist, Anton Drew. Furthermore, she'd destroyed data which would warn the world of a forthcoming cosmic disaster. The unprecedented violent storms, signs of approaching doom, went unrecognized. Eventually Drew, aided by his friends Ken and Thayleen West, convinced the Prime Minister of the danger - but would it be too late to save the world?
The master must die by John Russell Fearn( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gyron de London, a powerful industrialist of the year 2190, receives a letter warning him of his doom on the 30th March, three weeks hence. Despite his precautions - being sealed in a guarded, radiation-proof cube - he dies on the specified day, as forecast! When scientific investigator Adam Quirke is called to investigate, he discovers that de London had been the victim of a highly scientific murder - but who was the murderer?
One step too far by John Russell Fearn( Book )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Escott had ignored her father's warning against involvement with her fiance, Mark Rowland. However, she little realized the extent of the scientist's corroding ambition. And it was not long after their marriage that Rowland's ruthless pursuit of a scientific empire encompassed a horrifying murder. But that was only the start of things
The Atlantic tunnel by John Russell Fearn( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deep beneath the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, scientists and engineers attempt the most daring and audacious scientific project of all time: the construction of an undersea tunnel between Great Britain and Canada; linking Land's End with Labrador. Canadian and British teams work simultaneously at either end, to converge in the middle. Using scientific methods to fight the crushing pressure and geological and marine perils involved, the brave workers face a far greater hazard - the danger within - from saboteurs!
The murdered schoolgirl by John Russell Fearn( Book )

9 editions published between 1945 and 2013 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School head and amateur sleuth Maria Black applies her unique skills to solving the hanging death of student Frances Hasleigh
Liquid death by John Russell Fearn( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gang of criminals has established a far reaching racket in counterfeit coins, making English gold sovereigns to order. The CID is kept busy, but then there's a mysterious epidemic of deaths from snakebites. Chief Inspector Dawson of the Metropolitan Division's scientific branch discovers the relationship between deadly snakebite and counterfeit coins. Dawson is aided by Detective-Sergeant Harriday and Gwenda Blane. But Dawson and his colleagues risk their lives attempting to smash a ruthless homicidal racket
Death asks the question by John Russell Fearn( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seemingly grand from the outside, the interior of Abner Hilton's house was a dilapidated, gloomy place - reflecting its morbid and desperately impoverished occupant. But Hilton's insane plan would lift him out of his poverty. He would murder his young niece, who was about to visit him; her dead father's will would ensure that her considerable wealth would pass to him. However, when his plan was put into operation, the young woman's horrifying death was to have terrifying repercussions
Climate incorporated by John Russell Fearn( Book )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When meteorologist Alvin Brook invents a means of controlling the weather, he imagines it will lead to his becoming a world benefactor, with riches for him and his family. Instead, Brook and his wife are murdered, and his invention is stolen and misused by industrialist Marcus Denham. Denham creates the mighty empire of Climate Incorporated, controlling the world's weather and holding nations to ransom ... but he does not anticipate that outraged Nature -- and Brook's son -- will take their revenge
Other eyes watching by John Russell Fearn( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For his latest invention, physicist Mason Brooks needs financial backing. To this end he invites his wealthy sister Vera and her fiancé Dr. Douglas Ashfield to witness a demonstration. There is an explosion and the experiment goes horribly wrong. Vera is not only blinded but has lost her eyes entirely. Then, to restore her sight, Vera undergoes a dangerous surgical experiment which results in plunging all three of them into an astonishing web of mystery and intrigue
Pattern of murder by John Russell Fearn( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For cinema projectionist Sid Elbridge, it seems that things can't get any worse. First, circumstantial evidence has made him a police suspect in their investigation into a robbery at the cinema where he works. Next, his fiancee Vera is horribly killed in the same cinema, the victim of a falling light fixture. When Sid accidentally finds strange, intricate patterns traced in the dust on the wooden frame of a still case, his curious discovery will reveal a ruthless murderer
Black Maria, M.A. by John Russell Fearn( Book )

8 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Ralph Black, chain store magnate, was found shot by his own gun in his locked library, the New York police pronounced it as suicide. However, family members believe it was murder. His sister in England, Maria Black, M.A., Headmistress of a girls' school, wants to discover the truth. She travels to America, and with her penchant for solving crimes, sets to work to trace the mysterious plot against her brother to the final unmasking of the amazing truth
One remained seated by John Russell Fearn( Book )

8 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maria Black, M.A., Principal of Roseway College for Young Ladies, is faced with murder in the cinema when a stranger seated in Number 11 on Row A is found to be dead. Assuming her role of detective, she becomes Black Maria - the crime solutionist. Working with Inspector Morgan, the local police chief, they go behind the scenes of a cinema, into the homes of those workers who'd maintained the entertainment industry- and into the recesses of a killer's mind
 
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