PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS



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Philip MacDonald

Philip MacDonald (1899-1981): British author, grandson of author George MacDonald Philip MacDonald @ MGrost Cavalry regiment in Mesopotamia in World War I; marred author F. Ruth Howard; trained horses for British Army, and was a show jumper; 1931 moved to Hollywood; breeder of Great Danes; screebwriter; winner 1953 Edgar Allan Poe Award; winner 1956 Edgar Allan Poe Award * 20 mystery/detective novels, some with series character Colonel Anthony Ruthven Gethryn * 3 mystery/detective novels under pseudonym Martin Porlock (although as Philip MacDonald in US editions) * 3 mystery/detective short story collections * 4 miscellaneous novels * 1 play: Rebecca (with co-authors) * 29 mystery/detective screenplays include: * The Star Reporter, 1931, co-author Ralph Smart * Hotel Splendide, 1932, co-author Ralph Smart * Charlie Chan in London, 1934 * Charlie Chan in Paris, 1935, co-authors Edward T. Lowe and Stuart Anthony * The Last Outpost, 1935 * The Mystery Woman, 1935 * Yours For the Asking, 1936, co-authors * Ourselves, a.k.a. River of Unrest, 1936, co-authors * The Princess Comes Across, 1936, co-authors * The Mysterious Mr.Moto, 1938, co-author Norman Foster * Mr.Moto's Last Warning, 1938, co-author Norman Foster * Mr.Moto Takes a Vacation, 1938, co-author Norman Foster * Blind Alley, 1939, co-authors Michael Blankfort & Albert Duffy * Charlie McCarthy, Detective, 1939, co-authors * Rebecca, 1940, co-authors * Whispering Ghosts, 1942, co-author Lou Breslow * Street of Chance, 1942, co-author Garrett Fort * Sahara, 1943, co-authors * Action in Arabia, 1944, co-author Herbert Biberman * The Body Snatcher, 1945, co-author Carlos Keith * Strangers in the Night, 1945, co-authors Bryant Ford & Paul Gangelin * Dangerous Intruder, 1931, co-authors Martin Goldsmith & F. Ruth Howard * Love from a Stranger, 1947 * The Dark Past, 1949, co-authors * The Man Who Cheated Himself, 1951, co-author Seton I. Miller * Mask of the Avenger, 1951, co-authors Smart * Circle of Danger, 1951 * Ring of Fear, 1954, co-authors Paul Fix & James Edward Grant * Tobor the Great, 1954, co-authors Richard Goldstone & Carl Dudley * 1 mystery/detective radio play * Glitter, 1978 * 2 mystery/detective teleplays: * Thin Ice, in the 1959-1960 Five Fingers series * The Impulse, in the 1960-1961 Thriller series In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Pm" stands for Promethium. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Pm" stands for Philip MacDonald! Honorable Mentions: Return to Mystery/Detective Table of Contents Return to PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS [Grateful acknowledgment to Professor Erich Friedman for his permission for me to use the table structure and color GIFs of the Periodic Table, above, whose Mystery Author roll-over status names and correlation of Element Abbreviations with Mystery Author names are not the fault of Professor Erich Friedman but purely the work of Professor Jonathan Vos Post]