1919 - 2005

Writing as: Derek Kartun

A writer and a businessman, Mr. Kartun was at one time a fervent believer in communism but after learning of the excesses of Stalin, commuted his ideals to that of Britain's Labour party. Born of a Russian-French father and a Polish-English mother, he was born into a wealthy family which was a part of high society. He wrote several books during and after WWII but with the birth of his two daughters, he decided to enter the business world to provide stability. Two decades passed before the urge to write came again, at which time he created the Alfred Baum series.

Series Books
Alfred Baum Beaver To Fox (1983)
  Flittermouse (1984)
  Megiddo (1987)
  Safe House (1989)