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Manning O'Brine

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Manning O'Brine, born 1915 is an Irish thriller writer and television screenplay writer. All of his novels concern fictional secret agents. He began with a series of about 8 books about Michael the O'Kelly. He then wrote three books that were more realistic in nature than the O'Kelly books and received a certain amount of critical praise. These books are: Crambo, Mills, and No Earth for Foxes. There are a number of common characters in each of these books, such as Pavane and Crambo, but the most important one is Mills, who is obsessed, as apparently O'Brine himself was, with tracking down and killing Nazi war criminals.

The backcover blurb for the 1976 American paperback edition of No Earth for Foxes says that O'Brine was a former British secret agent who killed his first Nazi in Heidelberg in 1937 and his last one in Madagascar in 1950.

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