Robert Arthur


Born
in Corregidor, Philippines
November 10, 1909

Died
May 02, 1969

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Robert Jay Arthur, Jr. was a mystery writer known for The Mysterious Traveler radio series and his Three Investigators series of novels. He is frequently confused with the film producer Robert Arthur, who was nine days older than mystery writer Robert Arthur, Jr.

Robert Arthur, Jr. wrote a number of mystery books, mostly for children, and he also worked on the anthology television series Alfred Hitchcock Presents.

In the 1950s and 1960s, as an uncredited ghost editor, Arthur anonymously compiled more than a dozen anthologies of mystery, suspense and supernatural stories which were purportedly edited by Alfred Hitchcock; these books were authorized by the real Hitchcock but were entirely edited by Arthur, who typically included at least one of
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“Disembodied spirits,” said his partner, “are not known to use telephones. Neither are spooks, phantoms, or werewolves.”

“That was in the old days. Why shouldn’t they change with the times and be modern, too?”
Robert Arthur, The Secret of Terror Castle

“The question mark,” Jupiter said impressively, “is the universal symbol of something unknown. We are prepared to solve any puzzle, riddle, mystery, enigma or conundrum which may be brought to us. Hence the question mark will be our trade-mark. Three question marks will stand for The Three Investigators.”
Robert Arthur

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