Martyn, Wyndham

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Pseudonym of UK author William Henry Martin Hosken (1874-1963), in the US from around 1905, just before he began publishing fiction in American magazines, sometimes as W H G Wyndham Martin, Croydon Heath, or William Grenvil. He seems to have written (and may have lived as) Wyndham Martyn from an early date. Most of his thrillers involve secret agents, without fantastic content; the Anthony Trent sequence features a criminal who solves mysteries the police cannot. Nightmare Castle (1935) is a supernatural tale, and Stones of Enchantment (1948) details the discovery of a Lost Race possessing the secret of longevity (see Immortality). [JE/SH]

William Henry Wyndham Martyn

born Heigham, Norfolk: 6 July 1874

died Los Angeles, California: 15 March 1963

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