PERIODIC TABLE OF MYSTERY AUTHORS



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Melville Davisson Post

Melville Davisson Post (19 Apr 1869-23 June 1930): lawyer, political insider, candidate for President of the United States (Democrat, 1924): * 13 mystery/detective story collections with series characters Uncle Abner, Sir Henry Marquis, Randolph Mason * Novels featuring Uncle Abner include: * Uncle Abner, Master of Mysteries [1918] includes the classic story "Doomdorf Mystery" * Novels featuring Randolph Mason include: * Corrector of Destiny: Being Tales of Randolph Mason as Related By His Private Secretary, Courtlandt Parks [1908] * Man of Last Resort, or the Clients of Randolph Mason [1897] * Strange Schemes of Randolph Mason [1896] includes the classic story "Corpus Delecti" * 4 unrelated novels * numerous nonfiction articles (mostly in Saturday Evening Post) Melville Davisson Post Anna Katherine Green School subgenre In the Periodic Table of the Elements, "Po" stands for Polonium. In the Periodic Table of the Mystery Authors, "Po" stands for Melville Davisson Post! Honorable Mentions: Samuel Herbert Post: a Founding Member of Mystery Writers of America, father of Jonathan, and an influential editor/publisher of notable mystery, science fiction, and general authors. Samuel H. Post Jonathan Vos Post: Jonathan Vos Post an Active Member of Mystery Writers of America who was the primary compiler of this page (a.k.a. "Your Humble Webmaster"). 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]