1925 - 1982

Writing as: Richard Telfair

This is a pseudonym for Richard Jessup. This gentleman was a former Merchant Marine for over a decade. In addition to the spy books he wrote, he wrote Westerns and detective stories. Most notable, though, was the book about poker that he wrote called The Cincinnati Kid which became a popular movie starring Steve McQueen and Edward G. Robinson.

Series Books
John Drake Target For Tonight (1962)
Monty Nash The Bloody Medallion (1959)
  The Corpse That Talked (1959)
  Scream Bloody Murder (1960)
  The Slavers (1961)
  Good Luck, Sucker (1961)