Robert Arthur, Jr.
|Robert Arthur, Jr.|
Robert Arthur, Jr. at work during 1940.
|Born||Robert A. Arthur, Jr.
November 10, 1909
|Died||May 2, 1969
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Alma mater||University of Michigan|
|Genre||Crime fiction, speculative fiction, mystery fiction|
Robert A. Arthur, Jr.  (November 10, 1909 – May 2, 1969) was a mystery and speculative fiction writer known for The Mysterious Traveler radio series and his Three Investigators series of novels.
Arthur was a graduate of the University of Michigan. Between 1930 and 1940, his stories were published in Amazing Stories, Argosy All-Story Weekly, Black Mask, Collier's, Detective Fiction Weekly, Detective Tales, Double Detective, The Illustrated Detective Magazine, Mystery, The Phantom Detective, The Shadow, Startling Stories, Street & Smith Mystery Reader, Street & Smith's Detective Story Magazine, Thrilling Detective, Unknown Worlds and Wonder Stories. He wrote a number of mystery books for children.
Arthur, along with his writing partner David Kogan, was twice honored by the Mystery Writers of America with an Edgar Award for Best Radio Drama: During 1950, for Murder by Experts, and during 1953 for The Mysterious Traveler.
Other radio credits include: Dark Destiny (1942), Adventure Into Fear (1945), The Sealed Book (1945), The Teller of Tales (1950) and Mystery Time (1952).
Robert Arthur, Jr. died in Philadelphia during 1969.
"Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators" novels written by Robert Arthur:
- 1: The Secret of Terror Castle (1964)
- 2: The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot (1964)
- 3: The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy (1965)
- 4: The Mystery of the Green Ghost (1965)
- 5: The Mystery of the Vanishing Treasure (1966)
- 6: The Secret of Skeleton Island (1966)
- 7: The Mystery of the Fiery Eye (1967)
- 8: The Mystery of the Silver Spider (1967)
- 9: The Mystery of the Screaming Clock (1968)
- 10: The Mystery of the Talking Skull (1969)
Short story collections by Robert Arthur, Jr.
- Ghosts and More Ghosts (1963)
- Mystery and More Mystery (1966)
Short story collections edited by Robert Arthur, Jr.
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents Stories for Late at Night (1961)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful (1961)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Ghostly Gallery (1962)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Solve-them-yourselve-Mysteries (1963) (All stories written by Robert Arthur with the exception of “The Mystery of the Sinister Theft”)
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents Storys that my mother never told me (1963)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Monster Museum (1965)
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents Storys not for the nervous (1965)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Sinister Spies (1966)
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents Storys that scared even me (1967)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbinders in Suspense (1967)
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents Storys they wouldn't let me do on TV (1968)
- Davy Jones Haunted Locker (1965)
- Spies and More Spies (1967)
- Thrillers and More Thrillers (1968)
- Monster Mix (1968)
- Alfred Hitchcock's Daring Detectives (1969)
Television writing credits
- The Unforeseen (1960)
- Matinee Theatre (1955) (episode: "The Babylonian Heart")
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents (episode: "The Jokester")
- Thriller (U.S. TV series) (1961-1962) (episodes: "An Attractive Family", "Dialogues with Death", "The Prisoner in the Mirror")
- "Air Checks; Production Notes and Personal Intelligence," Billboard (May 5, 1951), p. 6. "Shows are 'Murder by Experts' and 'Mysterious Traveler,' both produced and directed by Robert A. Arthur and David Kogan."
- Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 19. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.
- Robert Arthur, Jr. profile by his daughter, Elizabeth Arthur
- Three Investigators site Books of Robert Arthur, Jr.
- Robert Arthur, Jr. at the Internet Movie Database
- Robert Arthur at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Works by Robert Arthur at Project Gutenberg