Friday, August 01, 2008

Happy birthday, Carter Brown; M. R. James.

Naturalized Australian Alan Geoffrey Yates, better known as Carter Brown and a bunch of other pseudonyms, was born today in London in 1923. He churned out numerous paperback originals during his career, including Lament for a Lousy Lover (1960), Murder Is a Package Deal (1964), The Black Lace Hangover (1966), and So What Killed the Vampire (1966).

And writer and academic M. R. James was born today in Kent in 1862. Penguin has published two volumes of his ghost stories.

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