Fredric Brown was an American mystery and science fiction writer. Born in 1906 in Cincinnati, OH, he is perhaps best known for his expertise in the short short form and his use of humor. He is the author of over 20 mystery novels, including The Fabulous Clipjoint, which won the Edgar Award for outstanding first mystery novel, The Screaming Mimi, and The Lenient Beast; over 250 short stories, including “Arena,” and “Knock;” and several science fiction works, including What Mad Universe and Martians Go Home. Brown died in 1972.
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In We All Killed Grandma, Rod Britten’s first memory is speaking to the police on the phone, staring at the body of a woman/i>/b>/i>
Mystery icon and original Dutton Guilt Edged Mysteries author Fredric Brown’s inventive and shocking novel We All Killed Grandma, first published in 1952, is available as an eBook for the first time!
In We All Killed Grandma, Rod Britten’s first memory is speaking to the police on the phone, staring at the body of a woman with a bullet in her brain. He is completely unable to answer the police’s questions about who he is, where he is, or how he came to discover the woman — who he soon learns is his own grandmother. The killing is written off as a botched burglary, but Rod is determined to discover the truth, both about his life before the amnesia and his grandmother’s death. His quest entangles him with Robin, his beautiful ex-wife who he may be falling in love with all over again, but also puts him in grave danger: what does he know about the murder that his mind won’t let him remember?
Edgar Award winning author Fredric Brown, whom Mickey Spillane called “my favorite writer of all time,” weaves a fascinating mystery, now available to a whole new generation of readers.
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When Rod Britten discovers his grandmother's body he has total amnesia. Was it a murder or a burgulary? This is when Fredric Brown's well crafted mystery becomes a roller coaster of suspense. Rod's journey to rediscover himself is an interesting study in understanding one's emotions, thoughts, and habits. As Rod goes from person to person and bar to bar to find who he is, a portrait of a really great yarn is painted. Lots of twists and turns and a surprise ending.