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Paul Winterton (12 February 1908, Leicester, Leicestershire - 8 January 2001, England) was a much travelled, prolific, English crime novelist who used the pseudonyms: Roger Bax, Andrew Garve, and Paul Somers.

He was educated at the London School of Economics and at the London University. During 1923 he won a Co-operative travelling scholarship to the Soviet Union. This was the basis of his early publications and pre-war journalism career. During 1929, he became a staff member of The Economist. From 1933 to 1946, he worked for the News Chronicle. During the Second World War, he was a foreign correspondent in Moscow.

Inspector James was his protagonist for the Roger Bax books. Hugh Curtis was his protagonist for the Paul Somers books.



  • Death Beneath Jerusalem (1938) (writing as Roger Bax)
  • Red Escapade (1940) (writing as Roger Bax)
  • Disposing of Henry (1947) (writing as Roger Bax)
  • Blueprint for Murder (1948) (writing as Roger Bax)
    • aka The Trouble with Murder
  • Came the Dawn (1949) (writing as Roger Bax)
    • aka Two If by Sea
  • No Mask for Murder (1950)
    • aka Fontego's Folly
  • No Tears for Hilda (1950)
  • A Press of Suspects (1951)
    • aka By-Line for Murder
  • Murder in Moscow (1951)
    • aka Murder Through the Looking Glass
  • A Grave Case of Murder (1951) (writing as Roger Bax)
  • A Hole in the Ground (1952)
  • The Cuckoo Line Affair (1953)
  • Death and the Sky Above (1953)
  • The Riddle of Samson (1954)
  • The End of the Track (1955)
  • The Megstone Plot (1956)
  • The Narrow Search (1957)
  • The Galloway Case (1958)
  • Beginner's Luck (1958) (writing as Paul Somers)
  • Operation Piracy (1958) (writing as Paul Somers)
  • A Hero for Leanda (1959)
  • The Shivering Mountain (1959) (writing as Paul Somers)
  • The Golden Deed (1960)
  • The Far Sands (1961)
  • The Broken Jigsaw (1961) (writing as Paul Somers)
  • The House of Soldiers (1962)
  • Prisoner's Friend (1962)
  • The Sea Monks (1963)
  • Frame-Up (1964)
  • The Ashes of Loda (1965)
  • Murderer's Fen (1966)
    • aka Hide and Go Seek
  • A Very Quiet Place (1967)
  • The Long Short Cut (1968)
  • The Ascent of D-13 (1969)
  • Boomerang (1970)
  • The Late Bill Smith (1971)
  • The Case of Robert Quarry (1972)
  • The File on Lester (1974)
    • aka The Lester Affair
  • Home to Roost (1976)
  • Counterstroke (1978)

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