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Chuka: Empty-Grave Vanilla Edition Paperback – September 30, 2011
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Richard Jessup (01/01/1925 – 10/27/1982) was born in Savannah, Georgia and died in Nokomis, Florida. He lived in and out of orphanages until age sixteen – when he ran away to join the United States Merchant Marine. In eleven years of seamanship, he claimed he read a book a day and learned to write by typing out the complete text of War and Peace and editing out the errors – he subsequently threw the edited work in the ocean. Jessup was married to Vera in 1944 and had a daughter named Marina. He left the Merchant Marine in 1948 to become a fulltime author. He was at the typewriter ten hours a day. Jessup’s obituary claims he wrote over sixty novels (only confirmed a bibliography of thirty-four). His first novel, The Cunning and the Haunted, was published in 1954 and filmed as The Young Don’t Cry in 1957. Three other novels were also adapted to film – The Deadly Duo, Chuka, and The Cincinnati Kid. He sold the movie rights to the 1971 novel Foxway but it was never filmed. Jessup published eleven novels – primarily westerns and spy thrillers – as Richard Telfair. His last novel, Threat, was published in 1981. BIBLIOGRAPHY Written as Richard Jessup 1954 – The Cunning and the Haunted (The Young Don’t Cry) 1955 – A Rage to Die 1956 – Cry Passion 1957 – Cheyenne Saturday 1957 – Comanche Vengeance 1958 – Long Ride West 1958 – Lowdown 1958 – Texas Outlaw 1959 – The Deadly Duo 1959 – The Man in Charge 1960 – Sabadilla 1960 – Night Boat to Paris 1961 – Chuka 1961 – Port Angelique 1961 – Wolf Cop 1963 – The Cincinnati Kid 1967 – The Recreation Hall 1969 – Sailor 1970 – A Quiet Voyage Home 1971 – Foxway 1974 – The Hot Blue Sea 1981 – Threat Written as Richard Telfair 1958 – Day of the Gun 1958 – Wyoming Jones 1959 – The Bloody Medallion 1959 – The Corpse that Talked 1959 – The Secret of Apache Canyon 1959 – Wyoming Jones for Hire 1960 – Scream Bloody Murder 1960 – Sundance 1961 – Good Luck, Sucker 1961 –The Slavers 1962 – Target for Tonight Film Adaptations 1957 – The Young Don’t Cry 1962 – Deadly Duo 1965 – The Cincinnati Kid 1967 - Chuka
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