1941 - 2001

Writing as: Patrick Cosgrave

An Irishman by birth, Cosgrave was a dedicate Anglophile and moved to England at his earliest opportunity, attending Cambridge and changing his first name from Paddy to Patrick. Cosgrave was an arch-conservative who wrote as a freelancer gloringly about Margaret Thatcher. He served for a while for her while she was Leader of the Opposition but apparently his heavy drinking forced her to let him go. He died at an early age from a heart attack brought on by his poor health due to drink.

Series Books
Allen Cheyney Cheyney's Law (1977)
  The Three Colonels (1979)
  Adventure Of State (1984)