Dennis Wheatley

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Dennis Wheatley AKA Dennis Yates Wheatley

England 1897 - 1977


Comments: Gothic Horror author; in 2012, it was revealed his spy novels featuring Gregory Sallust so impressed the British Intelligence Services of WWII that Churchill recruited him as a secret adviser on deceiving the Nazis about D-Day; creator of British Adventure characters Duc de Richleau; Gregory Sallust; Roger Brook; Julian Day; edited ‘The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult’; we know him for his Horror novels featuring Black Brother magicians being foiled by proper British Spiritualists and White Brothers; Great Hammer film adaptions, but see the original, British versions, not the censored American releases;


Teachers: Edgar Allan Poe; Robert Louis Stevenson; Lord Dunsany; Arthur Machen; Aleister Crowley; H. P. Lovecraft; Sax Rohmer, creator of Fu Manchu ; H. Rider Haggard; Arthur Conan Doyle; William Hope Hodgson; John Buchan; Alexandre Dumas; Bram Stoker; Guy Endore; Helena Blavatsky; JW Brodie-Innes; Cheiro; Isaac Bonewits AKA Philip Bonewits; Goethe; Zolar; Alfred Metraux; Joan Grant; Joris K. Huysmans; Marie Corelli; Ida Prangley; Gaston Leroux; Charles Williams ; Evelyn Eaton; Pedro McGregor; Jack Williamson ; John Cowper Powys; John Meade Falkner; Elliott O’Donnell (1872-1965);


Students: Hammer Horror films, for which he wrote; Dominic Wheatley; Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth and Genesis P-Orridge ; Ian Fleming, creator of James Bond, 007; Brad Steiger; Ed and Lorraine Warren, of "The Amityville Horror"; Zak Bagans; Bill Wilkens, of paranormalsocieties.com; Steven LaChance; Craig Piligian of "Ghost Hunters"; Jason Hawes, of the Atlantic Paranormal Society; Claudia Lee, of Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigations; John Zaffis; Noah Voss,of GetGhostGear.com; Phillys Vere Campbell ; Marjorie Bowen;


Organizations: the Ghost Club;

Author: The Rising Storm, 1949; Sixty Days to Live, 1952; The Man Who Missed The War, 1953; Stranger than fiction, 1959; STAR OF ILL OMEN , 1959; The Island Where Time Stands Still, 1960 ; The Forbidden Territory, 1973; The Devil Rides Out (book 1934, film 1968, screenplay by Richard Matheson) featuring an Aleister Crowley character; Strange Conflict; The Ka of Gifford Hillary; To the Devil — A Daughter (also a movie); The Haunting of Toby Jugg; The Satanist; Gateway to Hell; The Devil and All his Works, 1971; invented board games including Invasion (1938), Blockade (1939) and Alibi (1953); editor of the ‘Personality Pages’ of the Sunday Graphic; "Old Rowley" A Very Private Life of Charles II (1933); ‘Red Eagle’ (1937); Irish Witch, 1973; Malinsay Massacre, 1986; Murder Off Miami , 1980; Herewith the Clues , 1986; Come into my parlour (A Gregory Sallust story), 1975; The Black Baroness, 1973; Desperate Measures, 1976; They Found Atlantis , 1973; They Used Dark Forces, 1964; The Sultan's Daughter, 1974; The Second Seal, 1973; Codeword Golden Fleece, 1980; The wanton princess, 1970; Traitors' gate, 1973; The haunting of Toby Jugg , 1974; The Ravishing of Lady Mary Ware, 1971; Contraband , 1973; Rape of Venice; The Dark Secret Of Josephine, 1973; The white witch of the South Seas, 1968; The Man Who Killed the King, 1972; Shadow of Tyburn Tree; Uncharted Seas, 1972; The Deception Planners: My Secret War, 1976? published 1980; Evil In A Mask: A Roger Brook Story; V for vengeance, 1973; Curtain of Fear , 1975; The Eunuch of Stamboul, 1972; Mayhem in Greece , 1973; Prisoner In The Mask; The Scarlet Imposter , 1969; Strange Story of Linda Lee, 1974; The Time Has Come: The Memoirs of Dennis Wheatley 1897-1977 (3 Volumes); Bill for the use of a body, 1974; Dangerous Inheritance, 1965; The Fabulous Valley , 1963; Faked Passports : a Gregory Sallust Story, 1970; Gunman, Gallants & Ghosts, 1972; Such Power Is Dangerous; Unholy Crusade;


Resources: http://www.denniswheatley.info/; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Wheatley; http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/08/08/the-novelist-who-spied-how-dennis-wheatley-helped-defeat-the-nazis.html ; http://www.denniswheatley.info/denniswheatley.htm ; http://www.amazon.com/Dennis-Wheatley/e/B001HCYTPW/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1364498381&sr=1-2-ent ; on The Ghost Club, see http://strangedaze.doomby.com/pages/the-everlasting-club.html ;