Phyllis A. Whitney

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Birthday
9, 1903
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 8, 2008 (104)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1903
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Feb 8, 2008 (104)

About

A Japanese-born American writer of more than seventy mystery novels, she is best known for titles such as The Mystery of the Hidden Hand, Red is for Murder, and The Quicksilver Pool. Unique among mystery writers, she wrote for both adult and youth audiences.

Before Fame

She published her first novel, A Place for Ann, in 1941.

Trivia

The New York Times once named her "The Queen of the American Gothics."

Family Life

The Japanese-born daughter of American parents, she spent her childhood in Asia.

Associated With

She and Marcia Muller both received the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America association.