Walter S. Masterman

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Walter (Sydney) Masterman (December 19, 1876 – May 16, 1946) was an English author of mystery, fantasy, horror and science fiction.

Biography[edit]

Masterman was born in Wimbledon, London on December 19, 1876, the son of Thomas William Masterman. Initially educated at Tonbridge and Weymouth College, he entered Christ's College, Cambridge in 1897, where he was a football blue. Played football with his brother H W Masterman for amongst others Tunbridge Wells and is referred to in the "History of the Football Association" published in 1953 for an article he wrote in 1911 on the dispute between the Amateur Football Association and the Football Association. Served as a Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion Welsh Regiment in the Second Boer War, 1900–02; was made a Captain in 1901. He was the joint headmaster of Horsmonden School, Kent, 1903-05. Also served in the Great War as a Major with the Welsh Regiment (1914–19) and died at Brighton on May 16, 1946.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Wrong Letter (1926)
  • The Curse of the Reckaviles (1927)
  • 2 LO (1928)
  • The Green Toad (1929)
  • The Bloodhounds Bay (1930)
  • The Yellow Mistletoe (1930)
  • The Mystery of 52 (aka the Mystery of Fifty-Two) (1931)
  • The Flying Beast (1932)
  • Murder Beacon (1932), written with L. Patrick Green
  • The Nameless Crime (1932)
  • The Crime of the Reckaviles (1934)
  • The Baddington Horror (1934)
  • The Perjured Alibi (1935)
  • Death Turns Traitor (1936)
  • The Rose of Death (1936)
  • The Avenger Strikes (1937)
  • The Border Line (1937)
  • The Hunted Man (1938)
  • The Wrong Verdict (1938)
  • The Hooded Monster (1939)
  • The Curse of Cantire (1940)
  • The Death Coins (1940)
  • Back From the Grave (1940)
  • The Silver Leopard (1941)
  • The Man without a Head (1942)

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