Mystery Books

  • Missing Susan (Elizabeth MacPherson)

    Edgar Award winner Sharyn McCrumb brings you her sixth Elizabeh MacPherson mystery novel.The unsinkable Elizabeth is on tour o

  • The Deer Leap

    In a village plagued by missing pets, Scotland Yard's Richard Jury and sidekick Melrose Plant face the worst of human natu

  • Blue Light

    The human race has just begun. In the Bay Area in the mid-1960s, several people are struck by a cosmic blue light that "quickens"

  • Once Were Cops

    Michael O'Shea is a member of Ireland's police force, known as The Guards. He's also a sociopath who walks a knife ed

  • The 5th Horseman (Women's Murder Club)

    Dare to face the most terrifying heights of suspense. From hospital murders to explosive court battles, the Women's Murde

  • As You Wish

    Ever since Viola's boyfriend broke up with her, she has spent her days silently wishing—for someone to love her again and, mo

  • The Firm: A Novel

    When Mitch McDeere signed on with Bendini, Lambert & Locke of Memphis, he thought that he and his beautiful wife, Abby, were on th

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Mystery Movies

  • The Negotiator

    Negotiator, The (DVD)Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominee Samuel L. Jackson ("Snakes on a Plane," the second

  • Memento

    Point blank in the head a man shoots another. In flashbacks, each one earlier in time than what we've just seen, the two men's pas

  • The Arrival

    Calling this 1996 science fiction thriller "a glorified B movie," isn't a criticism. Writer-director David Twohy managed to get in

  • Devil's Advocate

    Hotshot attorney accepts tempting offer from an elite New York law firm only to find himself fighting for his soul.Genre:

  • Fallen (Snap Case Packaging)

    A homicide cop, Denzel Washington, hunts a satanic force that shifts from one human host to another in this taut, terrific superna

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Mystery Authors

Fredric Brown biography

 

 

Fredric Brown

(1922 - 1972)

Fredric William Brown was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After finishing high school in 1922, he attended Hanover College and the University of Cincinnati. In 1929, he married Helen Ruth Brown. They moved to Milwaukee where their two sons were born. Brown attempted several jobs before joining the Milwaukee Allied Authors Club and started writing for trade magazines. From 1937 until 1945, he was a proofreader for the Milwaukee Journal.

In 1937, he sold his first detective storyFredric William Brown was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After finishing high school in 1922, he attended Hanover College and the University of Cincinnati. In 1929, he married Helen Ruth Brown. They moved to Milwaukee where their two sons were born. Brown attempted several jobs before joining the Milwaukee Allied Authors Club and started writing for trade magazines. From 1937 until 1945, he was a proofreader for the Milwaukee Journal. In 1937, he sold his first detective story 'Monday's Off Night'. His breakthrough came a year later with the publication of 'The Moon for a Nickel' in Detection Story. In the Forties, he sold hundreds of stories to the detective and science fiction pulp magazines.
In 1947, his first novel was published which brought him fame and money. He quit his job to become a full-time writer. He divorced Helen and soon remarried. In 1949, the Browns moved to Mexico where they stayed for three years. In 1952, they moved to the Los Angeles area, but in 1954, on the advice of Brown's doctors, they moved back to Tucson. Brown was suffering from asthma. In 1961, they went to California where Fredric wrote screenplays and scripts. In the late Sixties, his health was declining fast and he drank heavily. His first wife died in 1970 and Brown passed away two years later in hospital.

Information source: wikipedia