Kendell Foster Crossen
1910-1981
  

Kendell Foster Crossen was born in Albany, Ohio. He was an amateur boxer and worked at several jobs. He is the creator of ‘Milo March‘, a New York insurance investigator (under the pseudonym ‘M.E. Chaber’). He also wrote under the pseudonyms ‘Bennett Barlay’, ‘M.E. Chaber’, ‘Richard Foster’, ‘Christopher Monig’ and ‘Clay Richards’. Crossen was married four times and had four children.

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 1) The Case of the Curious Heel (as Ken Crossen)  1944
 2) The Case of the Phantom Fingerprints (as Ken Crossen)  1945
 3) Murder Out of Mind (as Ken Crossen)  1945
 4) The Tortured Path  1957
 5) The Big Dive  1959
 As ‘Bennet Barlay’
 1) Satan Comes Across  19454
 As ‘M.E. Chaber’
 1) Hangman’s Harvest (Also published as: Don’t Get Caught)  1952
 2) No Grave for March (Also published as: All the Way Down)  1953
 3) As Old As Cain (Also published as: Take One for Murder)  1954
 4) The Man Inside (Also published as: Now It’s My Turn)  1954
 5) The Splintered Man  1955
 6) A Lonely Walk  1956
 7) The Gallows Garden (Also published as: The Lady Came to Kill)  1958
 8) A Hearse of Another Color  1958
 9) So Dead the Rose  1959
10) Jade for a Lady  1962
11) Softly in the Night  1963
12) Six Who Ran  1964
13) Uneasy Lies the Dead  1964
14) Wanted: Dead Men  1965
15) The Day It Rained Diamonds  1966
16) A Man in the Middle  1967
17) Wild Midnight Falls  1968
18) The Flaming Man  1969
19) Green Grow the Graves  1970
20) The Bonded Dead  1971
21) Born to Be Hanged  1973
 As ‘Richard Foster’
 1) The Laughing Buddha Murders  1944
 2) The Invisible Man Murders  1945
 3) The Girl from Easy Street  1952
 4) Blonde and Beautiful  1955
 5) Bier for a Chaser  1959
 6) The Rest Must Die  1959
 7) Too Late for Mourning  1960
 As ‘Christopher Monig’
 1) The Burned Man (Also published as: Don’t Count the Corpses)  1956
 2) Abra-Cadaver  1958
 3) Once Upon a Crime  1959
 4) The Lonely Graves  1960
 As ‘Clay Richards’
 1) The Marble Jungle  1961
 2) Death of an Angel  1963
 3) The Gentle Assassin  1964
 4) Who Steals My Name  1964

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