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Campbell, Alice

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

(1887-1955) US-born author, in Europe from early adulthood and in the UK from around 1919, active as a writer until 1950; most of her works are detective fictions, though her first, Juggernaut (1928), filmed as Juggernaut (1936) directed Henry Edwards and starring Boris Karloff, has some sf interest: Karloff plays a Scientist driven to murder in order to complete his Invention of a cure for paralysis and other conditions. Desire to Kill (1934) features a villain based on Aleister Crowley [see The Encyclopedia of Fantasy under links below] who feeds degenerates a Drug which utterly de-inhibits them: murders and other forms of unacceptable behaviour are the outcome. [JC]

Alice Ormond Campbell [born Alice D Ormond]

born Atlanta, Georgia: 29 November 1887

died Bridport, Devon: 27 November 1955

works (highly selected)

  • Juggernaut (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1928) [hb/uncredited]
  • Desire to Kill (London: W Collins Sons and Company/The Crime Club, 1934) [hb/]


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