Frank Gruber

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Elmer, Minnesota, USA
Frank Gruber, one of the "kings of pulp fiction", was born in Elmer, Minnesota. After serving a stint in the army, he took on various writing jobs, including trade journal editor and correspondence school teacher. During the early 1930s he got his break writing "quickie" detective stories for what were known as the "pulps", publications that specialized in short stories in a variety of genres, westerns, detective stories, etc., that were short on plot but long on action. He created many interesting characters, including the rascal Johnny Fletcher and his sidekick, strongman Sam Gragg. Read more...


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Wide Wide World 1955