John Rhode

John RhodeCecil John Street aka John Street aka John Rhode aka Miles Burton aka Cecil Waye was one of the most prolific authors from the Golden Age of detective fiction – over 70 under the pseudonym John Rhode featuring the scientific detections of Dr Lancelot Priestley (although he is called Launcelot in The Motor Rally Mystery) and over 60 featuring amateur sleuth Desmond Merrion under the pseudonym Miles Burton.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, his work is extremely hard to come by – rarely reprinted, and yet in high demand. I’ve managed to procure a number of his works and the reviews – both written and upcoming are listed below. There may be more to follow, depending on my eBay prowess and whether my conscience makes a decision to read the titles available (possibly illegally) on the Internet Archive – an additional 15 Rhode titles and 12 Burton ones.

Note that the British Library have re-issued The Secret Of High Eldersham and Death In The Tunnel – hopefully more may follow…

UPDATE: The Collins Crime Club will soon be re-releasing The Paddington Mystery and Mystery At Olympia, and have already re-issued Death At Breakfast and Invisible Weapons, with hopefully more to come after that…

John Rhode

John Rhode – Non-Series

  • Night Exercise (1942)

Miles Burton

Here are a couple of posts that I’ve written about John Street’s work: