W. HOWARD BAKER

1925 - 1991

Writing as: William Arthur, W. Howard Baker, W. A. Ballinger, Desmond Reid, Peter Saxon


Specializing in action noir, William Arthur Howard Baker got his break writing for the Sexton Blake series of detective thrillers in the mid 50's, eventually becoming an editor. He reused many of the plots from this popular set of stories for his own spy series. A penname of his was Peter Saxon.



Series Books
William Arthur
 
Non-Spy Series Murder With Variety [Sexton Blake] (1957)
 
W. Howard Baker
 
John Drake Departure Deferred (1965)
  Storm Over Rockall (1965)
 
Richard Quintain Treason By Truth (1964)
  Take Death For A Lover (1964)
  Unfriendly Persuasion (1964)
  No Place For Strangers (1965)
  Cry From The Dark (1965)
  Strike North (1965)
  Traitor! (1965)
  The Rape Of Berlin (1965)
  The Inexpendable (1966)
  Drums of the Dark Gods (1966)
  Night Of The Wolf (1967)
  The Dead and The Damned (1967)
  The Dirty Game (1967)
  The Judas Diary (1967)
  The Girl In Asses' Milk (1967)
  The Charge Is Treason (1968)
  The Treasure Hunters (1970)
 
Non-Spy Series Battle Song [Sexton Blake] (1956)
  Dark Mambo [Sexton Blake] (1956)
  Cry from the Dark [?Richard Quintain?] (1956)
  Appointment with Danger [Sexton Blake] (1958)
  The Angry Night aka Fire Over India [Sexton Blake] (1960)
  The Big Smear [Sexton Blake] (1962)
  The Big Steal (1964)
  The Cellar Boys (1965)
  Blood Trail aka Eye of the Storm (1966)
  The Dead and the Damned [?Richard Quintain?] (1967)
  Brussels Dossier (1968)
 
W. A. Ballinger
 
 
Desmond Reid
 
Non-Spy Series Death on a High Note [Sexton Blake] Revision (1962)
  Cult of Darkness [Sexton Blake] Revision (1963)
 
Peter Saxon
 
Non-Spy Series Woman of Saigon [Sexton Blake] (1956)
  Danger Ahead [Sexton Blake] (1956)
  Front Page Woman [Sexton Blake] (1956)
  Flight Into Fear [Sexton Blake] (1956)
  Decoy for Murder [Sexton Blake] (1956)
  The Violent Hours [Sexton Blake] (1957)
  The Last Days of Berlin [Sexton Blake] (1957)
  Act of Violence [Sexton Blake] (1957)
  The Voodoo Drum [Sexton Blake] (1958)
  The Naked Blade [Sexton Blake] (1958)
  The Sea Tigers [Sexton Blake] (1958)
  The Violent Ones [Sexton Blake] (1959)
  A Cry in the Night [Sexton Blake] (1959)
  Lovely-But Lethal! [Sexton Blake] (1961)
  Vengeance Is Ours! [Sexton Blake] (1965)
  The Darkest Night [Sexton Blake] (1966)
  The Torturer [Sexton Blake] (1967)
  This Spy Must Die [Sexton Blake] (1967)
  Black Honey [Sexton Blake] (1968)
  Dark Ways to Death [Sexton Blake] (1968)
  The Killing Bone [Sexton Blake] (1970)
  The Haunting of Alan Mais [Sexton Blake] (1970)
  Vampire‚Äôs Moon [Sexton Blake] (1972)