Herbert Brean


Born
in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
December 10, 1907

Died
March 07, 1973

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Herbert Brean was an American journalist and crime fiction writer, best known for his recurring series characters William Deacon and Reynold Frame. He was a director and former executive vice president of the Mystery Writers of America, a group for which he also taught a class in mystery writing. Aside from his seven mystery crime novels, he also published non-fiction books and articles, and mystery magazine short stories. Alfred Hitchcock used one of Brean's many articles for Life Magazine, "A Case of Identity" (1953) as the basis for his film The Wrong Man. As a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan he was a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, and as such he wrote the introduction to at least one Holmes edition.

Average rating: 3.76 · 54 ratings · 19 reviews · 12 distinct works
Wilders Walk Away

3.57 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1948 — 2 editions
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The Clock Strikes 13

3.56 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1952 — 2 editions
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The Traces of Brillhart

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1960 — 2 editions
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Hardly a Man Is Now Alive

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 1950 — 2 editions
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How to Stop Smoking

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1982 — 2 editions
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The Traces of Brillhart: A ...

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The Traces of Merrilee

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1966 — 2 editions
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The Darker the Night

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1949 — 2 editions
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A Matter of Fact

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1956 — 2 editions
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