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Biography & Bibliography
Born: Cecil John Charles Street, 1884, Gibraltar
Died: 8 December 1964, Eastbourne
Publishing Name(s): John Rhode; Miles Burton; Cecil Waye
Member of The Detection Club
Author from The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction
Series Character(s): Mathematician and forensic investigator Doctor Lancelot Priestley; wealthy amateur detective Desmond Merrion/Detective Inspector Henry Arnold; Private Investigators Christopher and Vivienne Perrin
Cecil Street, who was known to his colleagues, family and friends as John Street, began his military career as an artillery officer in the British army. During the course of World War I, he became a propagandist for MI7, in which role he held the rank of Major. After the armistice, he alternated between Dublin and London during the Irish War of Independence as Information Officer for Dublin Castle, working closely with British official and author Lionel Curtis. He later earned his living as a prolific writer of detective novels. Read More on wikipedia. Read More on gadetection.
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