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John Bude

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James Pickard actively looks to buy John Bude Books
English 1sts in dustwrappers - if you have anything of interest - please do Contact Us


Brief History - Biography

John Bude was a pseudonym used by Ernest Elmore who was a British born writer. As well as writing he also worked as a stage producer and director. More notably for us though, he was a co-founder of the Crime Writers Association (CWA) in 1953. He was born 1901 and passed away 1953.
He wrote some 30 crime fiction novels, the vast majority of which featured his series character Superintendent Meredith. He also wrote 7 other works under the name of Ernest Elmore.
A Sample of Books Wanted

The Cornish Coast Murder
The Sussex Downs Murder
The Cheltenham Square Murder
Hand on the Alibi
Slow Vengeance

Any pre 1942 British 1sts in dustwrapper

General Requirements
We also seek early jackets without books or ex library jacketed copies, or fine examples of early titles sans dustcover.
UK first editions only please.

Payment - Prices Paid
As leading international dealers in this field we can pay top prices.
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Final Word
Bude is largely forgotten today which is something of a shame. He was a good solid writer with a talent for
descriptive settings and good plotting. In fairness he never 'took off' as other writers did around the period, much
of the reason for this could be laid at the door of his publishers or agent failing to get his work published in America.