Nairaland Forum

Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / Login / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 1258055 members, 1696658 topics. Date: Wednesday, 22 October 2014 at 07:26 AM

James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience - Literature - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Entertainment / Literature / James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience (50101 Views)

All About "JAMES HADLEY CHASE" Novels #ones You'v Read & Experiences / Where To Download Hadley Chase Novels / Shear Your James Hadley Chase With Me (1) (2) (3) (4)

(0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) ... (15) (Reply) (Go Down)

James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by darlingbas(m): 2:27pm On Nov 01, 2005
Share Your James Hadley Chase Experience

I have read 86 different James Hadley Chase novels. They are all very good, you can't stop reading it. In fact, I became addicted after reading the first one which was Believe This. You'll believe anything.

Which of Hadley Chase novels have you read?
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by Balogun(m): 8:45pm On Dec 01, 2005
You are aging yourself. James hadley Chase novels is so 70s. I cant believe anybody reads them anymore. You might be able to sell them as antiques soon
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 10:52pm On Dec 04, 2005
@ balogun, grin grin grin
na wa o.
but seriously james hadley chase was good. i read them as a teenager and loved every single one i read. dont tell me you didnt read them too at one time.

darlingbas, my first was, emmm, cant remeber its title now ummmm, ... well i cant remember now but i remember;
there's always a price tag
the way the cookie crumble
believe this you believe anything, etc
by the way i love the titles more.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 12:00am On Dec 10, 2005
Well i dont know what your opinions are but i put James Hadley chase side by side with writers like Robert Ludlum...he is a masterpiece hero in his own right...my very first one was LAY HER AMONG THE LILIES, and the second one about this esmaldi diamond..anyway if anyone is interested in selling his copies as antiques i am interested in buying. Thanks
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 1:10am On Dec 10, 2005
cheesy cheesy
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by passionsho(f): 5:11pm On Dec 12, 2005
Can any of you please tell me the name of a book by James Hadley Chase that I read long time ago. It is about a banker who is going to steal from his bank vault with the help of his girlfriend and her daughter. He seduces them both. I think the woman tries to kill herself in the end.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 5:14pm On Dec 12, 2005
Straight from the desk of the greatest James Hadley chase fan of all times....ME!!!! grin the answer is MY LAUGH COMES LAST...any more questions? as long as it is about chase...i am the Q-bank grin grin cheesy
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 7:39pm On Dec 12, 2005
ha, nicetohave, i also read that book but couldnt finish it, it got lost. i couldnt remeber d title, and i so wanted to finish. it i couldnt sleep for days thinking about how the story ended. the guy was blackmailed into stealing from his bank which was supposed to be the safest bank in the world then. i cant remeber now but i think he helped designed it, abi?
it's been years but even now i still wonder how it all ended. so d title is my laugh comes last. i'll look for it. smiley
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 10:37pm On Dec 12, 2005
Please do look for it...you will find it on amazon.com and booksandcollectibles.com; the ending is Glorious...you need to reread it to feel it cool
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by popeson82: 3:05pm On Dec 16, 2005
passionsho the title of that particular novel is "I would rather stay poor" - BTW I have about 76 james Hadley Chase novels in my library - I have read some of them about 8 times over thru the years.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 9:16pm On Dec 16, 2005
wrong popeson.....the title is "My laugh comes last" you may have 72 chase in your library but i have 86 chase in my cranial vault cool i challenge you to prove me wrong!!
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 9:17pm On Dec 16, 2005
The summary starts thus " the safest bank in the world they call it, or so it seems......"
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 2:24pm On Dec 17, 2005
so popeson, where art thou? cheesy
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by brushparke(m): 6:51pm On Dec 22, 2005
Hardely chase' novels were my first novels.i'm still grateful i started with them.Till today, i still think they are the best.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 7:22pm On Dec 22, 2005
someone who knows what is good.... cool

We call him the thriller maestro of all ALL times.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by Z4M4eva(f): 5:21pm On Dec 26, 2005
I have never read any of James Hardley Chase's books, I probably have once...But I can't remember. Heard he's a good author though...Looking forward to reading one of his books
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by cushman(m): 5:49pm On Dec 26, 2005
Well, i have very few to read of James hardley Chase novels. Among my most wanted list are; Meet Helga Rolfe and meet Mark Girland.- Chase's two most powerful lead characters.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 6:51pm On Dec 26, 2005
yeah i remember mark girland in an ear to the ground.

i hope i'm right, all u chase gurus
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by cushman(m): 7:30pm On Dec 26, 2005
bagoma:

yeah i remember mark girland in an ear to the ground.

i hope i'm right, all u chase gurus

Well, i'm not really sure if Mark Girland featured in an ear to the ground because it has been ages since i read that book! I've forgotten most of the stories in almost all Chase's novels. I have to start allover again i guess undecided
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 9:33pm On Dec 26, 2005
Bagoma,

Mark Girland did not feature in an ear to the ground, it is about the esmaldi diamond.

Now Mark Gorland, the american spy employ feature alongside malik and smernoof who are both russian spies in:

The whiff of money
You have yourself a deal
and a few others i can't immediately recollect now

Helga rolfe featured in

Joker in the pack
An ace up my sleeve and
I hold the four aces


chase is great, i have a few with me like

Mallory
Lay her among the lilies
Safer dead
Eve
Come easy, go easy
   and some others but i doubt if id reread them----i guess we grow older  grin but chase still have my heart.

Have a pleasant new year.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by brushparke(m): 1:02pm On Dec 27, 2005
cushman:

Well, i have very few to read of James hardley Chase novels. Among my most wanted list are; Meet Helga Rolfe and meet Mark Girland.- Chase's two most powerful lead characters.
yeah right cushman.But you seem to have let one person out.That's Detective first grade Tom Lepski.You can't mention major characters without him.
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by Farriel(m): 4:23pm On Dec 27, 2005
I think that Chase can go down in history as the most ingenious thriller writer of all times. Albeit his books have got similar plots, they're as exciting as the best in their genre. Agatha Christie has been hailed the Queen of Crime, but I think that's an honour that shold be awarded to James Hadley Chase (1906-1985) - pseudonym for René Brabazon Raymond. Afterall, who else can write such an explosive novel that takes place in just a night yet thrills like it covers years - that Tiger By The Tail.

I have read nearly all the books of his that I've come across, and that's over 80.

Characters that I'd never forget are Poke Toholo (Want To Stay Alive?), the protagonist in Well Now My Pretty, Johnny Bianda (Knock, Knock, Who's There?), Mark Girland, Lu Silk, Jack Archer, Malik, Al Barney, John Anson, Maddox, Tom Lepski, and a host of lovely females featured.

Aside Henri Charriere, Scot Turrow, Tami Hoag and some few authors whose books have made an enormous impact in my life, I would have said that Chases' was the most significant. To anyone who hasn't read any of his books, man, have you been missing.

1 Like

Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by cushman(m): 5:10pm On Dec 27, 2005
brushparke:

yeah right cushman.But you seem to have let one person out.That's Detective first grade Tom Lepski.You can't mention major characters without him.

Yeah, Tom Lepski! He featured in many Chase's novels.

My best James Hardley chase Novel is Want to stay alive?--Poke Toholo and Trusted like the fox... i got my nick name from that novel
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 7:10pm On Dec 27, 2005
i think in all i have read just about ten or twelve of Chase"s books. the first one i read hooked me. yes i remember now why pick on me? featuring martin corridon. what a story.
I remember also "theres always a price tag".... murder, insurance claims, dead body in a refrigerator, etc..
a can of worms... a man whose wife left home for holiday and he decided to cheat with a prostitute.
the way the cookie crumbles.... one ugly dwarf character, murder and impersonation...
one bright summer morning....
believe this u believe anything.
an ace up my sleeves
the world in my pocket etc. just the few i can remember for now..
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by cushman(m): 7:14pm On Dec 27, 2005
bagoma:

a can of worms...

One of the best and most interesting
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 10:13pm On Dec 27, 2005
I am happy all the chase fans are beginning to raise their voices in admiration, even Bagoma has receievd divine memory jolt, i admire the way she described there's always a price tag and the way the cookie crumbles (by the way detective tom lepski feauted in that too) well too bad sometimes a prophet (this time chase) is never given due recognition until hes dead and gone.

Chase is the best of all thriller writers (agatha christie needs more lectures where he is concerend cool
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 10:50pm On Dec 27, 2005
nicetohave,
yes you can say it's a divine memory jolt. cos my younger sister was divinely positioned to remind me this evening. she claims she'll never forget that book ever. it was also her first chase. smiley
another thing, i've always stood up for chase, from my very first post, here. wink
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by Jalal(m): 2:33pm On Dec 28, 2005
James hadley Chase? Lepski......Maddox.........murder, bogus insurance claims
Chase is d best crime- mystery writer OF ALL TIMES!!!!
My best titles includes those with Maddox and Lepski...no one has been able to out fox Maddox when it comes to false insurance claims, he always sniffs u out!!!!!!!!!
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by Jalal(m): 11:31am On Dec 29, 2005
@ Nice2hav the title of that Chase is I WOULD RATHER STAY POOR and not MY LaUGH COMES LAST.
The manager of the bank just newly arrived takes the former managers place who had a heart attack.
He falls in love with Kit Loring the woman whose owns the house where he stays. They paln to rob the bank and place the blame on Alice his secretary whom he later murders.
Kits daughter finds out that they were responsible and helps her boyfriend Deputy Sherrif Ken Travers to solve the crime, there is a huge reward for breaking the case, she is reluctant at first cos her mother, a hopeless alcoholic is involved, but when Kit kills her self cos of guilt for murdering poor Alice, they move in on the manger but he decides to take his own life rather than spending life behind bars, thats when he remembers when Kit told him that she would rather stay poor than spending the ill gotten money and the blood of Alice, he too then regrets and takes his life, thats where the book got its title from. I WOULD RATHER STAY POOR!!!!!!!!!!

@ Bagoma and Nice2hav SO WHERE ART THEE
@ Popeson, big ups!!!!!!!!!
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by bagoma(f): 7:04pm On Dec 29, 2005
jalal, perhaps there are two chase with bank setting, i dont know that would be left for popeson, you &nicetohave to tell me.
Recall, i said i'd just started the story and its about the safest bank in the world. the man who helped designed the bank was being blackmailed into helping the bad guys steal from the bank. i remember he was framed for murder and was photographed while digging the grave. the pictures were then used to blackmail him. the novel got lost at this point.
this is rather different from your account, dont you think?
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by nicetohave(m): 7:36pm On Dec 29, 2005
Bagoma, indeed there are more than two novels with bank robbery settings, infact "the way the cookie crumbles" also have a bank setting, which include the midget and Ira marsh, and detective tom lepski, the one we are talking about is "the safest bank in the world" in which the man who helped designed it is roped in to helped in the robbery and he ended up screwing them up.............the title once again is "My laugh Comes last"

Jalal, im waiting to buy ALL your Chase collection as antiques; I'll personally make a daily post of the chase on this thread for the lovers of chase to read and as a tribute to the greatest thriller writer of all times, James Hadley Chase

Hi Bagoma, been a while, thanks for your memory jolt........i believe jalal and popeson are mixing it up, if we talking about the safest bank in the world, then we're talking about MY LAUGH COMES LAST
Re: James Hadley Chase Novels: Share Your Experience by Jalal(m): 8:51pm On Dec 29, 2005
@nice2hav and Bagoma, i was quoting the Chase that passionsho said she started reading......her account jells with mine, and Nice2hav said its my laugh comes last and he was even disputing it wit Popeson


I am not talking about d safest bank in d world!!!!
I think we all misunderstood each other there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!
@ Nice2hav Ok will send u a personal message!!!

(0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) ... (15) (Reply)

A Story: Broken Vows / Despite All Odds / The Preacher's Son II: The Other Side Of Life!!!

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (0) (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2014 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See Nairalist and How To Advertise. 72
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.