Roy Vickers


Born
in The United Kingdom
January 01, 1889

Died
January 01, 1965

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William Edward Vickers (1889 - 1965) was an English mystery writer better known under his pen name Roy Vickers, but he also wrote under the pseudonyms Roy C. Vickers, David Durham, Sefton Kyle, and John Spencer.

He is now remembered mostly for his attribution to Scotland Yard of a Department of Dead Ends, specialising in solving old, sometimes long-forgotten cases, mostly by chance encounters of odd bits of strange and apparently disconnected evidence.

He was educated at Charterhouse School, and left Brasenose College, Oxford, without a degree. For some time he studied law at the Middle Temple, but never practised.

He married Mary Van Rossem and they had one son.

He worked as a journalist, court reporter, magazine editor and wrote a large nu
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Average rating: 3.67 · 274 ratings · 52 reviews · 49 distinct works
Department of Dead Ends: 14...

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The Uncanny Stories MEGAPAC...

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Murdering Mr. Velfrage

3.13 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1955 — 4 editions
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The Department of Dead Ends...

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The Kynsard Affair

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The Sole Survivor

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The Sole Survivor and The K...

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1952 — 4 editions
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Eight Murders in the Suburbs

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Find the Innocent

2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2001 — 4 editions
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Four past four

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