(1891-1959) (1899-1

Writing as: Manning Coles, Francis Gaite

A pseudonym of two authors. Neighbors in Hampshire, England, Adelaide Manning wanted to be a writer. Cyril Coles was a former member of British Intelligence with a lot of experience and a font of information and stories. Together they created a very memorable secret agent series which had excitement and realism. They also wrote other books, including a young adult series about a family of ghosts, but it is for Tommy Hambledon that they are best known.

Series Books
Manning Coles
Tommy Hambledon Drink To Yesterday (1940)
  A Toast To Tomorrow (1940)
  They Tell No Tales (1941)
  Without Lawful Authority (1943)
  Green Hazard (1945)
  The Fifth Man (1946)
  With Intent To Deceive (1947)
  Let The Tiger Die (1947)
  Among Those Absent (1948)
  Diamonds To Amsterdam (1949)
  Not Negotiable (1949)
  Dangerous By Nature (1950)
  Now Or Never (1951)
  Alias Uncle Hugo (1952)
  Night Train To Paris (1952)
  A Knife For The Juggler (1953)
  All That Glitters (1954)
  The Man In The Green Hat (1955)
  The Basle Express (1956)
  The Birdwatcher's Quarry (1957)
  Death Of An Ambassador (1957)
  No Entry (1958)
  The Concrete Crime (1960)
  Nothing To Declare (1961)
  Stealth For A Sultan (1961)
  House At Pluck's Gutter (1961)
Other Half-Valdez (1939)
  This Fortress (1942)
Francis Gaite
Other Great Caesar's Ghost aka The Emperor's Bracelet (1943)
  Brief Candles [The Latimers] (1943)
  Happy Returns aka A Family Matter [The Latimers] (1943)
  The Far Traveler (1943)
  Come and Go [The Latimers] (1943)
  Duty Free (1943)