Delving back through the archives we find Lord P. first suggested we give John Burke a section to himself on June 13th 2007 so I hope that puts to bed the perenial moan that it takes me a year get around to anything .....
Where to start? A bibliography, I guess, which i'm hoping you will flesh out as we go along.
The "relatively unsung Brit pulp hero" line is pulphack's and seemed the most appropriate subheading for the section.
Horror & Supernatural fiction
Horror Film Novelisations: Horror
Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors (Pan, 1965) Hammer Horror Film Omnibus: Vol 1 (Pan, 1966) Hammer Horror Film Omnibus: Vol 2 (Pan, 1967)
Dr Caspian & Bronwen trilogy
The Devil's Footsteps (Coronet, 1978) The Black Charade (Coronet, 1979) Ladygrove (Coronet, 1981)
Tales Of Unease (Pan, 1966) More Tales Of Unease (Pan, 1969) New Tales Of Unease (Pan, 1976)
Short Story Collection
We've Been Waiting For You (Ash Tree, 2000)
Various novels, film & tv novelisations, etc.
The Entertainer (Four Square, 1960) The Boys (Pan, 1962) Private Potter (Pan, 1962) The Man Who Finally Died (Pan, 1963) The World Ten Times Over (Pan, 1963) A Hard Day's Night (Pan, 1964) Priviledge (Pan, 1967) Till Death Do Us Part (Pan, 1967) The Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom (Pan, 1968) Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Story Of The Film (Pan, 1968) Moon Zero Two (Pan, 1969) The Smashing Bird I Used To Know (Pan, 1969) Expo 80 (Corgi 1973)
As mentioned, he's also written tie-ins for several TV series' including Angels, Prince Regent, The Bill, London's Burning, UFO, Luke's Kingdom, Band Of Gold, King & Castle .....
From the first, I set myself against "literature"; the story was the thing, and no amount of style could persuade me to select a story that lacked genuine, unadulterated horror. For those who wanted something high-brow there was plenty.
Post by allthingshorror on Jul 3, 2008 13:07:14 GMT
Thanks for this Dem - it just gives me a good head start on what to source and read before I go up and see him next year. If any one has any John Burke books they find or have spares of or are wanting to sell - please come give me a nudge.
Idly Googling Robert Miall (Burkey's pseudonym for the UFO and Jason King novelisations) threw up an International Who's Who of Authors and Writers 2004. If I'm looking at the correct bloke other pseudos include Owen Burke, Harriet Esmond, Jonathan George, Joanna Jones, Sara Morris and Martin Sands. (Sadly, no Pierce Nace). He also won the Atlantic Award for Literature 1948-49.
PS Johnny - if you want to read The Boys let me know.
Martin Sands - The Jokers (1966) and Maroc 7 (1967) Robert Miall also novelised The Protectors and The Adventurer Joanna Jones - a series of Nurse books in the early 1960s Harriet Esmond - written with his wife - Victorian Gothic Mysteries (?) The Eyestones, Florian Signet, Darsham's Folly, Darsham's Tower. 1973-1977 Hardback : Collins, Paperback : Coronet.