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Basil Copper

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Full Name: Basil Copper
Born: February 5, 1924
London, England
Died: April 4, 2013
Occupation: Novelist, Short Story Writer
Nationality: British


Basil Copper (born 1924) was a prolific English writer and former journalist and newspaper editor. He became a fulltime writer in 1970. In addition to horror and detective fiction, Copper is perhaps best known for his series of Solar Pons stories continuing the character created as a tribute to Sherlock Holmes by August Derleth. Married, Copper is a longtime resident of Sevenoaks in Kent. Copper had his very first short story "The Curse" published when he was 14 years old; however his first professionally published short story was "The Spider" in the Fifth Pan Book of Horror Stories(1964). His first book was the Mike Faraday novel The Dark Mirror (1966). The first of Copper's stories published by editor August Derleth was "The House by the Tarn" in Dark Things (1971).

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 Non Series Works


 Darkness, Mist and Shadow

 1. (2010)
 2. (2010)


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