RARA-AVIS: Deadly Fresco

From: jf.ledeist ( jf.ledeist@wanadoo.fr)
Date: 23 Jun 2005

A question for specialists of english bibliography ( Mike Ashley ? )

The number 142 of the series "Un Myst貥", by the french publisher "Presses de la Cit馱uot; in september 1953 is : Peter Cheyney : "Monsieur Callaghan" ( original title "Deadly fresco" )

In the "Hubin", there is no such title in Cheyney's bibliography, but a "Deadly Fresco" by "Lyn Southney".

I thought it was a pseudonym of Cheyney because his real name was Reginald Evelyn Peter Southouse-Cheyney and Lyn Southney was an abbreviation of this name.

I wrote this to C.A.D.S. some years ago, and an italian answered me that this french book was a translation of a book written by an italian author, a tribute to Peter Cheyney, information given by Pirani's bibliographies.

After years of search, I could find one : Lyn Southney : "Deadly Fresco"
    ( Edinburgh & London, The Moray Press, 1939 ) I compared, and "Monsieur Callaghan" is really a translation od "Deadly Fresco" On page 5, it's printed :
    "For Peter and Anne Cheyney"

The dutch site of Nico Van Embden : http://www.xs4all.nl/~embden11/Engels/List.htm gives : Lyn Southney pseudonym of Peter Cheyney

The italian index of Crime fiction http://www.lfb.it/fff/giallo/index.htm gives: Peter Cheyney : "Non c'蠤ue senza tre" ( original title "Deadly Fresco" )
    ( Il Giallo Mondadori, n° 331, 1955 ) it was published after the french one !

Who wrote what ?

Is there ( printed or on the web ) a complete bibliography of Peter Cheyney with details of first publications of all short stories ?

Jean Fran篩s Le Deist

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