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Henry Wade, pseudonym of Sir Henry Lancelot Aubrey Fletcher Biography

6th baronet, DSO, Croix de Guerre (1887–1969)


British writer, born in Leigh, Surrey, educated at Eton and New College, Oxford. He served with the Grenadier Guards in the First and Second World Wars, was High Sheriff and Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, and wrote, under his mother's maiden name, some twenty classic detective novels and a number of short stories. Among the best are Mist on the Saltings (1933), Constable, Guard Thyself! (1934), Heir Presumptive (1935), Bury Him Darkly (1936), and Lonely Magdalen (1940). Under his own name he published A History of the Foot Guards to 1856 (1927).

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