Anthony Boucher

Author

1911 – 1968

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Who was Anthony Boucher?

Anthony Boucher was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories. He was particularly influential as an editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to "Anthony Boucher," White also employed the pseudonym "H. H. Holmes," which was the name of a late-19th-century American serial killer.

In a 1981 poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all time.

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Born
Aug 21, 1911
Oakland
Also known as
  • Herman W. Mudgett
  • William Anthony Parker White
  • Herman Mudgett
  • H. H. Holmes
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Southern California
  • University of California, Berkeley
Employment
  • Mercury Publications
    (1949 - 1958/08)
Died
Apr 29, 1968
Oakland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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