Clayton Matthews


Birthday October 24, 1918

Birth Sign Scorpio

Birthplace United States

DEATH DATE Mar 25, 2004 (85)

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A prolific American writer of erotic fiction and mystery novels, he published his first short story, Stone Cold Dead, in 1958. He published his first novel, A Rage of Desire, in 1960.

Before Fame

He began writing short stories for the Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine during the 1950s.


His more than thirty novels include The Promiscuous Doll, Dallas, and Death at the Border.

Family Life

He and his second wife, author Patricia Matthews (Patty Brisco), collaborated on several novels between 1981 and 1995.

Associated With

He and Barbara Faith were both American romance novelists.