1899 - 1976

Writing as: Kathleen Carstairs, Tom Curtis, Penn Dower, Helen Howard, T. C. H. Jacobs, Marilyn Pender, Jacques Pendower

Born in Plymouth, England, Thomas Curtis Hicks Jacobs was, according to Wikipedia, "is a British author of detective novels , western novels and spy novels which he always signs TCH Jacobs or pseudonyms Jacques Pendower , Tom Curtis and Penn Dower . Under the pseudonyms Kathleen Carstairs , Helen Howard , Marilyn Pender and Anne Penn , he also published romance novels.

He was educated in his home town of Plymouth. From the age of 16, he published short western stories. In 1917, just before the end of World War I , he enlisted in the British Army. He was taken prisoner in 1918, but managed to escape. He will not be demobilized until 1921 with the rank of second lieutenant.

He married in 1925. He wrote his novels at night and worked during the day as a customs inspector until 1950. After that date, he devoted himself solely to writing.

Under the pseudonym of Jacques Pendower, he wrote spy novels, some of which featured Agent Slade McGinty. Under the pseudonyms of Tom Curtis and Penn Dower, he wrote several western novels and, under his feminine pseudonyms, a dozen sentimental novels.

In 1953, he was a founding member of the Crime Writers Association  , serving as its president in 1960–61.

Series Books
Kathleen Carstairs
Other It Began in Spain (1960)
  Third Time Lucky (1962)
  Shadows of Love (1966)
Tom Curtis
Other Bandit Gold (1953)
  Gunman's Glory (1954)
  Trail End (1954)
  Border Justice (1955)
  Frontier Mission (1955)
  Phantom Marshal (1957)
  Ride and Seek (1957)
  Gun Business (1958)
  Lone Star Law (1959)
Penn Dower
Other Lone Star Ranger (1952)
  Bret Malone, Texas Marshal (1953)
  Gunsmoke Over Alba (1953)
  Indian Moon (1954)
  Texas Stranger (1954)
  Malone Rides in (1955)
  Desperate Venture (1956)
  Two-gun Marshal (1956)
  Guns in Vengeance (1957)
  Frontier Marshal (1958)
  Bandit Brothers (1964)
Helen Howard
Other Poisoned Love (1960)
  Ladder of Love (1966)
T. C. H. Jacobs
Other The Terror of Torlands (1930)
  The Bronkhorst Case aka Documents of Murder (1931)
  The Kestrel House Mystery [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1932)
  Scorpion's Trial [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1934)
  Sinister Quest [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1934)
  The 13th Chime [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1935)
  Silent Terror [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1936)
  Appointment with the Hangman (1936)
  The Laughing Men [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1937)
  Identity Unknown [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1938)
  Traitor Spy [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1939)
  Brother Spy [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1940)
  The Broken Knife [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1941)
  The Grenson Murder Case [John Bellamy] (1943)
  Reward for Treason [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1944)
  The Black Box [Chief Inspector Barnard] (1946)
  The Curse Of Khatra [John Bellamy] (1947)
  With What Motive? [John Bellamy] (1948)
  Dangerous Fortune [Temple Fortune] (1949)
  The Red Eyes of Kali [Temple Fortune] (1950)
  Lock the Door, Mademoiselle [Temple Fortune] (1951)
  Blood and Sun-tan [Temple Fortune] (1952)
  Lady, What's Your Game? [Temple Fortune] (1952)
  No Sleep for Elsa [Temple Fortune] (1953)
  Good Knight, Sailor [Temple Fortune] (1954)
  The Woman Who Waited (1954)
  Death in the Mews [Temple Fortune] (1955)
  Results of an Accident [John Bellamy] (1955)
  Cause for Suspicion (1956)
  The Broken Alibi [John Bellamy] (1957)
  Deadly Race [Temple Fortune] (1958)
  Black Trinity [John Bellamy] (1959)
  Women Are Like That [John Bellamy] (1960)
  Let Him Stay Dead (1961)
  Target for Terror [Temple Fortune] (1961)
  The Red Net (1962)
  Murder Market [Temple Fortune] (1962)
  Danger Money [Temple Fortune] (1963)
  The Secret Power (1963)
  The Elusive Monsieur Drago (1964)
  Final Payment [Temple Fortune] (1965)
  Sweet Poison [Temple Fortune] (1966)
  Ashes in the Cellar [Temple Fortune] (1966)
  Death of a Scoundrel [Temple Fortune] (1967)
  Wild Week-end [Temple Fortune] (1967)
  The Black Devil [Temple Fortune] (1969)
  House of Horror [Temple Fortune] (1969)
  The Tattooed Man (1971)
  Security Risk (1972)
Marilyn Pender
Other Tangled Destinies (1958)
  The Devouring Flame (1960)
  Rebel Nurse (1962)
  The Golden Vision (1962)
  Dangerous Love (1966)
  All That Glitters (1970)
Jacques Pendower
Slade McGinty The Perfect Wife (1962)
  Operation Carlo (1963)
  Master Spy (1964)
  Sinister Talent (1964)
  Traitor's Island (1967)
Other Hunted Woman (1955)
  The Dark Avenue (1955)
  Mission in Tunis (1958)
  The Long Shadow (1959)
  Anxious Lady (1960)
  Betrayed aka The Widow from Spain (1961)
  Death On the Moor (1962)
  Spy Business (1965)
  Out of This World (1966)
  Try Anything Once (1967)
  A Trap for Fools (1968)
  The Golden Statuette (1969)
  Diamonds for Danger (1970)
  Cause for Alarm (1971)
  She Came By Night (1971)
  Date with Fear (1974)