Terry Stewart - Une fille pourrie
Terry Stewart started out in the detective novel in 1947. His novels all said “Terry Stewart, adapted from american by Serge Arcouet”.
Serge Arcouet was his real name. Between 1947 and 1953, signing Terry Stewart or Russ Rasher, he wrote circa twenty hard novels, (some were very hard), assuming violence as indispensable. Some of his novels point him out as a master of hard-boiled, holding easily the comparison with his American colleagues. He was the first French author to be published in the legendary “Série Noire” directed by Marcel Duhamel. Thereafter, he became one of the mainstays of Editions Fleuve Noir where, between 1954 and 1967, under the pseudonym Serge Laforest, he gave 35 detective novels and 80 espionage novels featuring CIA agent Paul Gaunce and his wife Tamara.
He also worked for Roger Dermée. Here, “Une fille pourrie”, published in 1952, Editions Le Condor and Le Fetiche, without mention of collection.
publisher: Le Condor & Le Fétiche, Roubaix, France
publishing director: Roger Dermée