Arthur Somers Roche

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Somerville, Massachusetts, USA
Mystery thriller writer Arthur Somers Roche was born in Somerville, Massachusetts. He was the son of James Jeffry Roche, a prominent Irish-American author, journalist and diplomat and Mary Frances Halloran, a native of Massachusetts who died of pneumonia in 1885, some months shy of her thirtieth birthday. Roche attended The College of the Holly Cross in Worchester and later Boston College, from which he graduated with a law degree in 1904. Within two years he grew tired of the profession and in 1906 entered the field of journalism with the New York World. Read more...