KELLY, Harold Ernest
(1899-1969)
   UK writer and publisher, founder with his brother, Hector Kelly, of Everybody's Books, and later of RobinHood Press and Hector Kelly Ltd, for which he wrote many crime novels - being best known for those as by Darcy Glinto - and westerns, along with some sf and horror. In the 1960s, he wrote crime under the house name Hank JANSON. As Eugene Ascherhe wrote the Lucius Carolus series of occult detective novels: There Were No Asper Ladies (1944; vt To Kill a Corpse 1959), Uncanny Adventures (coll1944 chap), and The Grim Caretaker (1944 chap). As Preston Yorke he wrote The Astounding Crime (1943 chap), The Gamma Ray Murders (1943), which was sf, and other crime tales. Space-Time Task Force (1953), also as by Yorke, was set in the distant future, where the robot-like "syntho-selectives" who rule Earth turn to the Primitives, who are true humans, to defend against an alien invasion.
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