Charles Hamilton

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
Charles Hamilton (aka Peter Todd) 1950s

Charles Harold St. John Hamilton (8 august 1876 - 24 december 1961) was an English writer, specializing in writing long-running series of stories for weekly magazines about recurrent casts of characters, his most frequent and famous genre being boys' public school stories, though he also dealt with other genres. He used a variety of pen-names, generally using a different name for each set of characters.

The most famous being Frank Richards for the Greyfriars School stories (featuring Billy Bunter). Other important pen-names included Martin Clifford (for St Jim's), Owen Conquest (for Rookwood), Peter Todd (for 101 parodies The Adventures of Herlock Sholmes, and a few variant Sheerluck Homes and Sheerluck Jones) and Ralph Redway (for The Rio Kid). He also wrote some stories under his real name such as the Ken King stories for The Modern Boy.

He has featured in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's most prolific author.


Herlock Sholmes & Dr. Jotson

Sheerluck Homes & Dr. Spotson

Sheerluck Jones & Dr. Spotson