Thursday, January 08, 2009
Happy birthday, Dennis Wheatley.
Dennis Wheatley, British thriller writer (and recipient of a US Bronze Star for his services to the Allies during World War II), was born today in London in 1897. His work, which includes touches of the occult, historical novels, and some detective stories, ranges from The Forbidden Territory (1933, film 1938), The Devil Rides Out (1935; film 1968, with a screenplay by Richard Matheson), Herewith the Clues! (1939), and Three Inquisitive People (1940) to The Scarlet Imposter (1940) and The Haunting of Toby Jugg (1948). He died in 1977.