Brett Halliday

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Birthday
31, 1904
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 4, 1977 (72)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1904
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Feb 4, 1977 (72)

About

An American mystery writer, he published a series of novels focusing on the character of Detective Michael Shayne. Writing under several pseudonyms, he also published western and romance novels.

Before Fame

He held several odd jobs, including farm hand, freighter deckhand, and California oilfield worker.

Trivia

He lost an eye in a barbed wire accident when he was a boy.

Family Life

He married Kathleen Rollins in 1940.

Associated With

He was the recipient of an Edgar award, an honor named after Edgar Allan Poe.

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