Louis Tracy

Louis Tracy was a British novelist, probably best known for his debut novel, the future-war adventure The Final War (1896), and as a crime novelist and collaborator with M. P. Shiel. Tracy was awarded a CBE for his work with the British War Mission in the USA.

He used the pseudonyms Gordon Holmes and Robert Fraser and shared them with another British writer M.P. Shiel, a collaborator from the start of the twentieth century.

Louis Tracy was born in Liverpool. He was educated at Elmfield College in York and went on to study at the Royal College of Chemistry. After completing his education, he worked as a reporter and editor.

Around 1884 he became a reporter for a local paper — The Northern Echo at Darlington, circulating in parts of Durham and North Yorkshire; later, he worked for papers in Cardiff and Allahabad.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Tracy became a prolific and popular writer known for his engaging and fast-paced novels.

He debuted with the novel The Final War in 1896. This book started his successful writing career and laid the foundation for his future works. While The Final War was not a major commercial success, it showcased Tracy's storytelling abilities and set the stage for his subsequent literary achievements.

He authored numerous books, often blending elements of mystery, intrigue, and romance, which captivated readers of his time. Tracy's writing style and imaginative plots helped him establish a reputation as a master of adventure fiction.

Louis Tracy passed away on August 8, 1928. He left behind a legacy of entertaining and captivating literature that continues to be appreciated by readers and fans of classic fiction.
years of life: 18 March 1863 13 August 1928
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