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Jacques Futrelle


USA (1875 - 1912)

Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875-1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring the "Thinking Machine", Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen. He worked for the Atlanta Journal, where he began their sports section; the New York Herald; the Boston Post; and the Boston American. In 1905, his Thinking Machine character first appeared in a serialized version of The Problem of Cell 13. In 1895, he married fellow writer Lily May Peel, with whom he had two children. While returning from Europe aboard the RMS Titanic, Futrelle, a first-cabin passenger, refused to board a lifeboat insisting his wife board instead. He perished in the Atlantic.
 
Novels
 
Collections
Classic Detective Stories From a Suitcase of Suspense (1999) (with Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Frank Gruber and Stuart Palmer)
The Detective Megapack (2016) (with Pedro de AlarAon, H Bedford-Jones, Arthur J Burks, Eustace Cockrell, Meriah L Crawford, Richard Harding Davis, David Dean, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R Austin Freeman, John L French, Émile Gaboriau, Harold Gluck, Arthur Griffiths, Jack Halliday, Thomas W. Hanshew, C J Henderson, Ted Hertel, Don Larson, Raymond Lester, Johnston McCulley, William J. Makin, Robert J. Mendenhall, Vincent H. OaNeil, Catherine Louisa Pirkis, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Starrett and Victor L. Whitechurch)
 
Chapbooks
 
Anthologies containing stories by Jacques Futrelle
 
Short stories
The Superfluous Finger



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