Aug 022018
 

Anthony Ralph Wolryche Stansfeld was born in Winchester, Hampshire, on 4 March 1913.

Cover of first edition (published by Michael Joseph)

Cover of first edition (published by Michael Joseph)

It is unclear how he and Peter Lilley first met, though they were very close in age.

Continuing the pen name Dane Chandos, the duo wrote two travelogues: Journey in the Sun (a trip from Mexico to Spain) and The Trade Wind Islands (which takes the reader from Mexico to several Caribbean islands).

The two men also created the huarache-wearing Mexican detective Don Pancho and wrote two well-constructed stories about his crime-solving exploits: Boiled Alive and Three Bad Nights, for which they used the pen name (or more accurately pen name of a pen name) Bruce Buckingham.

References

  • Bruce Buckingham. 1956. Three Bad Nights. London: Michael Joseph (Reissued as Penguin edition, 1961).
  • Bruce Buckingham. 1957. Boiled Alive. London: Michael Joseph (Reissued as Penguin edition, 1961).

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  One Response to “Dane Chandos, part three: Anthony Stansfeld and the Mexican detective Don Pancho”

  1. Anthony “Tony” Stansfeld was also a professor of Art History at Mercer University, Macon GA. The Art Department of Mercer’s College of Liberal Arts was founded in 1946 by Stansfeld and artist, Marshall Daugherty. He was my teacher when I was at Mercer from 1977-1982 and he was a wonderful friend. He talked about the community there at Lake Chapala often and spent as much time as possible there.

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