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Biography & Bibliography
Born: Alfred Edward Woodley Mason, 7 May 1865, Dulwich, London, England
Died: 22 November 1948, London, England
Publishing Name(s): A. E. W. Mason
Member of The Detection Club
Author from The Golden Age Of Detective Fiction
Series Character(s): French detective of the Paris Sûreté Inspector Gabriel Hanaud
A. E. W. Mason was an English playwright and the creator of the fictional French detective Inspector Hanaud. He was born in Camberwell and studied at Oxford. He became an actor before starting his writing career, also serving for four years in the House of Commons (1906-1910). He was a keen traveller and cricket player, and during WWI served as civilian head of Naval Intelligence. Several of his books were adapted into plays and films. He is best remembered for his 1902 novel The Four Feathers. Read More on wikipedia. Read More on gadetection.
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