Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes

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Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes
Born (1919-05-30)30 May 1919
Isleworth, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Died 20 March 2001(2001-03-20) (aged 81)
Teddington, Middlesex
Occupation Novelist, short story writer
Nationality British
Genre Horror, mystery
Notable awards Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement
British Fantasy Society Special Award

Ronald Chetwynd-Hayes (30 May 1919 – 20 March 2001)[1] (a.k.a. Ronald Henry Glynn Chetwynd-Hayes or R. Chetwynd-Hayes) was an author, best known for his ghost and horror stories. His first published work was the science fiction novel The Man from the Bomb in 1959. He went on to publish many collections and ten other novels including The Grange, The Haunted Grange, And Love Survived and The Curse of the Snake God. He also edited over 20 anthologies. Several of his short works were adapted into anthology style movies in the United Kingdom, including The Monster Club and From Beyond the Grave. Chetwynd-Hayes' book The Monster Club contains references to a film-maker called Vinke Rocnnor, an anagram of Kevin Connor, the director of From Beyond the Grave.

He won the Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement for 1988, and the British Fantasy Society Special Award in 1989.

Chetwynd-Hayes died from bronchial pneumonia on 20 March 2001.[2]

"Chetwynd" is a Hayes family name originating with Ronald's 4 x great grandfather, John Hayes, when he married Ann; daughter of Francis and Ann Chetwin, at Wolverhampton on 13 August 1758. Chetwynd-Hayes was also related to Michael Peter Hayes, better known as Mickie Most, through shared ancestors James Thomas Hayes [ born 1841 in Whitechapel, London ] and his wife, Elizabeth Penn. [source Family pedigree Alan C Hardcastle ].



Clavering Grange

  1. The King's Ghost (1985) aka The Grange
  2. Tales from the Hidden World (1988)
  3. The Haunted Grange (1988)


  • The Man from the Bomb (1959)
  • The Dark Man (1964) aka And Love Survived
  • Dominique (1978), a novelisation of the 1978 film
  • The Brats (1979)
  • The Partaker: A Novel of Fantasy (1980)
  • The Awakening (1980)
  • The Other Side (1983)
  • The Curse of the Snake God (1989)
  • Kepple (1992)
  • The Psychic Detective (1993)


  • Cornish Tales of Terror (1970)
  • Scottish Tales of Terror (1972) (writing as Angus Campbell)
  • Welsh Tales of Terror (1973)
  • Hell Is What You Make It (1971)
  • The Unbidden (1971)
  • Cold Terror (1973)
  • The Elemental: And Other Stories (1974)
  • Terror by Night (1974)
  • The Night Ghouls: And Other Grisly Tales (1975)
  • The Monster Club (1975)
  • Tales of Fear and Fantasy (1977)
  • The Cradle Demon: And Other Stories of Fantasy and Terror (1978)
  • The Fantastic World of Kamtellar: A Book of Vampires and Ghouls (1980)
  • Tales of Darkness (1981)
  • Tales from Beyond (1982)
  • Tales from the Other Side (1983)
  • A Quiver of Ghosts (1984)
  • Tales from the Dark Lands (1984)
  • Ghosts from the Mists of Time (1985)
  • Tales from the Shadows (1986)
  • Dracula's Children (1986)
  • Tales from the Haunted House (1986)
  • The House of Dracula (1987)
  • Shudders and Shivers (1988)
  • The Vampire Stories of R. Chetwynd-Hayes (1997)
  • Shocks (1997)

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  1. ^ Adrian, Jack (2001-03-31). "R. Chetwynd-Hayes". The Independent (Independent News & Media). Retrieved 2008-12-08. 
  2. ^ Lentz, III, Harris M. (2002). Obituaries in the Performing Arts, 2001. McFarland. p. 63. 

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