Peter O'Donnell

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About Peter O'Donnell

Peter O'Donnell (11 April 1920 – 3 May 2010) was a British writer of mysteries and of comic strips, best known as the creator of Modesty Blaise, a female action hero/undercover trouble-shooter/enforcer. He was also an awarded gothic historical romance novelist who wrote under the female pseudonym Madeleine Brent, in 1978, her novel Merlin's Keep won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award by the Romantic Novelists' Association. Born on 11 April 1920 in Lewisham, London, O'Donnell began to write professionally prior to World War II at the age of 16. From 1938 and during the war he served as an NCO in mobile radio detachment (3 Corps) of Royal Signals Corps in the 8th Army in Persia in 1942. Afterwards his unit was moved to Syria, Egypt, the Western Desert, Italy, and Greece in October 1944. After the war O'Donnell began to script comic strips, including the Daily Express adaptation of the James Bond novel, Dr. No. From 1953-1966 he wrote for Garth, and from 1956-1962 Romeo Brown (with Jim Holdaway as an artist). In addition to the comic strips and graphic novels based on Modesty Blaise, O'Donnell published two collections of short stories and twenty novels. He wrote a play which was

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