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George Harmon Coxe

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Occupation  Author, Writer
Name  George Coxe
Genre  Crime fiction
Role  Writer

Years active  1922-1975
Awards  Edgar Grand Master Award
Children  2
Ex-spouse  Elizabeth Fowler
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Born  April 23, 1901 Olean Cattaraugus County New York, U.S. (1901-04-23)
Notable works  Black Mask Casey, Crime Photographer Kent Murdock
Notable awards  Grand Master Award, Mystery Writers of America
Died  January 31, 1984, Old Lyme, Connecticut, United States
Books  Silent are the dead, The crimson clue
Movies  Here's Flash Casey, Women Are Trouble, Arsene Lupin Returns, The Hidden Eye
Similar People  Baynard Kendrick, Richard Whorf, George Fitzmaurice, Maurice Leblanc, John W Considine Jr

George Harmon Coxe (April 23, 1901 – January 31, 1984) was an American writer of crime fiction. He is perhaps best known for his series featuring crime scene photographer Jack "Flashgun" Casey, which became a popular radio show airing through to the 1940s.



Coxe started writing around 1922, initially working as a newspaperman and penning stories for nickel-and-dime pulp fiction publications. To maximize his earnings, he originally wrote in many genres, including romance and adventure stories. But he was especially fond of crime fiction and soon made it his specialty.

His series characters in the mystery genre are Jack "Flashgun" Casey, Kent Murdock, Leon Morley, Sam Crombie, Max Hale and Jack Fenner. Casey and Murdock are both detectives and photographers. Coxe wrote a total of 63 novels, the last being published in 1975. He was associated with MGM as a writer.

Married to Elizabeth Fowler in 1929, Coxe had 2 children.

He was named a Grand Master in 1964 by The Mystery Writers of America.


He wrote a total of 63 novels starting in 1937, the last being published in 1975.


Coxe was published monthly for a time in premier pulp magazine Black Mask.


Two films were made from his stories. Women Are Trouble was released in 1936 and Here's Flash Casey in 1938.


Coxe was the 1964 recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Grand Master Award representing the pinnacle of achievement in the mystery field. This award represents significant output of quality in mystery writing


George Harmon Coxe Wikipedia