(1901-1969) US writer who worked for the New Yorker and who was most prolific (as Timothy Brace) as an author of detections like Murder Goes Fishing (1936). His occasional excursions into the fantastic read as Slick Fantasy. Best known is Mr Limpet (1942) – filmed as The Incredible Mr Limpet (1964) – which follows the adventures of a man who, granted his Wish to undergo Metamorphosis into a fish, volunteers in World War II to help defeat the Germans. [JC]
other works: Mr Thurkle's Trolley (1947); Mr Atom (1969).