Tuesday, November 10, 2015

11/10/1934 Robert Arthur: Too Dumb To Be Fooled

November 10, 1934.  Robert Arthur, Jr. turned 25 on this day, so call the publication of "Too Dumb To Be Fooled" in Detective Fiction Weekly a birthday present.  You can read the whole story here.

Arthur had been getting published since 1930.  In the 1960s he wrote first ten volumes of the children's mystery series, Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators.  He also edited many of the wonderful Alfred Hitchcock Presents anthologies before passing away in 1969.


  1. Love Arthur! Read the anthologies as a kid, and wondered if "Henry Kuttner," "Walter Brooks" and "Robert Arthur" were the same guy! (They weren't!)

  2. Loved the Three Investigators!

  3. Yes, i gave The Three Investigators a plug in my most recent AHMM stiry. Someonecompared my young hero to the Hardy Boys, but he said, well, you can guess