Colin Forbes





Colin Forbes

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born
in Hampstead, London, The United Kingdom
July 14, 1923

died
August 23, 2006

gender
male

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Raymond Harold Sawkins was a British novelist, who mainly published under the pseudonym Colin Forbes, but also as Richard Raine, Jay Bernard and Harold English. He only published three of his first books under his own name.Sawkins wrote over 40 books, mostly as Colin Forbes. He was most famous for his long-running series of thriller novels in which the principal character is Tweed, Deputy Director of the Secret Intelligence Service.

Sawkins attended The Lower School of John Lyon in Harrow, London. At the age of 16 he started work as a sub-editor with a magazine and book publishing company. He served with the British Army in North Africa and the Middle East during World War II. Before his demobilization he was attached to the Army Newspaper U
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Average rating: 3.53 · 5,878 ratings · 219 reviews · 62 distinct works · Similar authors
Double Jeopardy (Tweed & Co...
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 297 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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Terminal (Tweed & Co. #2)
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 275 ratings — published 1984 — 12 editions
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Shockwave (Tweed & Co. #7)
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Janus Man (Tweed & Co. #4)
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 254 ratings — published 1987 — 8 editions
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The Stockholm Syndicate
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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Sinister Tide (Tweed & Co. ...
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1999 — 9 editions
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The Cell (Tweed & Co. #20)
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 238 ratings — published 1939 — 10 editions
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The Vorpal Blade (Tweed & C...
3.3 of 5 stars 3.30 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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The Sisterhood (Tweed & Co....
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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The Cauldron (Tweed & Co. #13)
3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1996 — 10 editions
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