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Edwards, Charman

Entry updated 29 November 2021. Tagged: Author.

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Working name of Frederick Anthony Edwards (1896-1961), who seems to have adopted Charman as a third forename (appearing on his marriage certificate though neither the birth nor the death certificate); most of his output consisted of crime fiction. Fear Haunts the Roses (1936), a mystery novel featuring his series character Percy Aloysius Huff, involves political repercussions resulting from the discovery of a Death Ray. Of greater sf interest is Drama of Mr. Dilly (1939), a Near Future tale with a flavour of Scientific Romance in which a novelist becomes the dictator of England and is duly corrupted by power, sinking into megalomania. [DRL]

Frederick Anthony [Charman] Edwards

born Stoke Newington, Hackney [now Greater London]: 23 December 1896

died Hastings, East Sussex: 21 January 1961

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