Merriam Modell

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Merriam Modell (19 May 1908 – 1 July 1994[1] in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was an American author of pulp fiction, who wrote under the pen-name Evelyn Piper.

A graduate of Cornell University, Modell travelled extensively in her younger years, and, up to 1933, lived in Germany. Back in the United States, after marriage and motherhood (she had a son, John Modell), she published her first short story in 1941 and afterwards started to write novels as well. Films were made of The Nanny (1965), which starred Bette Davis, and Bunny Lake Is Missing (also 1965) had Laurence Olivier in the lead.

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  1. ^ Social Security Death Index Accessed 14 August 2009


  • Maria DiBattista (Princeton University): "Afterword". In: Evelyn Piper: Bunny Lake Is Missing (Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp) (The Feminist Press at The City University of New York: New York, 2004) 198-219 (ISBN 1-55861-474-5).