1896-1951 [pseud. of Major Reginald Evelyn Peter Southhouse Cheyney; var.
Southouse], b. Co. Clare; author of poems and thrillers; editor of St.
Johns Ambulance Gazette. His many thrillers incl. This Man
is Dangerous (1936), Ladies Wont Wait (1951), and Velvet
Johnnie (1952). DIB DIW OCIL
A. N. Jeffares, Anglo-Irish Literature (1982), p. 225: great
success as a skilful writer of crime novels ... based on a mixture of
experience in law, wartime intelligence, and his own detective bureau
... acted out the life of a clubland hero, but had the ingenuity
to create Lemmy Caution and Slim Callaghan, and to write an effective
American style; This Man is Dangerous (1936) began his popularity,
and Ladies Wont Wait (1951) is a good example of his Americanised
DIB, b. Co. Clare, Reginald Southouse-Cheyney [sic], ed. London Univ.,
wounded in World War I; ed. Sunday Graphic, 1933-34; literary agency,
and detective agency (Cheyney Research and Intelligence);
tough transatlantic characters, Caution and Callaghan. [NO entry