HONE, Joseph. Irish, b. 1937. Genres: Mystery/Crime/Suspense, Travel/Exploration, Romance/Historical. Career: Freelance writer and broadcaster since 1968. Part-time Ed. for Hamish Hamilton, publrs., London. Radio Producer, BBC, 1963-67; Information Officer, Radio and Television, U. N. Secretariat, NYC, 1967-68. Publications: The Private Sector, 1971; The Sixth Directorate, 1975; The Dancing Waiters: Collected Travels, 1975; The Paris Trap, 1977; The Flowers of the Forest (in U.S. as The Oxford Gambit), 1980; Gone Tomorrow: Some More Collected Travels, 1981; The Valley of the Fox, 1982; Children of the Country: Coast to Coast Across Africa, 1986; Duck Soup in the Black Sea: Further Collected Travels, 1988; Summer Hill (novel), 1990; Return to Summer Hill (novel), 1992; Firesong (novel), 1997. Address: Manor Cottage, Shutford, Banbury, Oxon., England.