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...

3.77 avg rating — 508 ratings — published 1982 — 4 editions
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The Stone Leopard

3.62 avg rating — 445 ratings — published 1975 — 15 editions
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Terminal (Tweed & Co. #2)

3.67 avg rating — 414 ratings — published 1984 — 13 editions
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Shockwave (Tweed & Co. #7)

3.85 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 1990 — 10 editions
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The Stockholm Syndicate

3.76 avg rating — 368 ratings — published 1981 — 13 editions
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The Janus Man (Tweed & Co. #4)

3.73 avg rating — 413 ratings — published 1987 — 11 editions
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Sinister Tide (Tweed & Co.,...

3.56 avg rating — 320 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Cross of Fire (Tweed & Co. ...

3.70 avg rating — 304 ratings — published 1992 — 9 editions
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The Greek Key (Tweed & Co. #6)

3.72 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 1989 — 9 editions
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The Vorpal Blade (Tweed & C...

3.46 avg rating — 330 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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