Colin Forbes





Colin Forbes


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

Died
August 23, 2006

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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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Double Jeopardy (Tweed & Co...

3.69 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 1982 — 7 editions
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Terminal (Tweed & Co. #2)

3.64 avg rating — 351 ratings — published 1984 — 13 editions
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Shockwave (Tweed & Co. #7)

3.80 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 1990 — 5 editions
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Janus Man (Tweed & Co. #4)

3.75 avg rating — 332 ratings — published 1987 — 9 editions
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The Stone Leopard

3.56 avg rating — 315 ratings — published 1975 — 11 editions
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The Stockholm Syndicate

3.70 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1981 — 9 editions
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Sinister Tide (Tweed & Co. ...

3.52 avg rating — 286 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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The Cell (Tweed & Co. #20)

3.48 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 1939 — 10 editions
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The Vorpal Blade (Tweed & C...

3.36 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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The Sisterhood (Tweed & Co....

3.57 avg rating — 274 ratings — published 1997 — 9 editions
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