Monte Barrett (Percy Montgomery Barrett)

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Mitchell, Indiana, USA
Percy Montgomery "Monte" Barrett was born on 19 June, 1897, at Mitchell, Indiana, the son of Edward W. and Clara Barrett. His father worked as a superintendent at an insurance company in Mitchell.

Monte Barrett was a newspaperman, author and cartoonist. He began in Texas working on papers in San Antonio, Waco, Wichita Falls, Austin and Houston. Later he joined the staff of the Chicago Herald-Examiner as a feature editor. He was the author of numerous murder mysteries and historical novels, many of which were set in his adopted home state of Texas. Read more...