Mignon G. Eberhart

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Birthday
6, 1899
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Oct 8, 1996 (97)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1899
Birthplace
Nebraska
Death Date
Oct 8, 1996 (97)

About

An American mystery writer with a career that spanned over sixty years, she is particularly known for novels such as While the Patient Slept, Danger in the Dark, and The White Cockatoo. Eight of her novels, including Hasty Wedding, were made into films.

Before Fame

She briefly attended Nebraska Wesleyan University. She published her first novel, Patient in Room 18, in 1929.

Trivia

She is considered one of the founders of the modern romantic suspense genre.

Family Life

She was married three times. After divorcing her second husband in 1948, she married former U.S. Navy officer, Alanson Clyde Eberhart.

Associated With

She received the Agatha Award, an honor named for writer Agatha Christie.

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