Author Information At the Circulating Library
Author: Henry Murray (1859–1937)
Biography: Henry Murray was born in 1859 in West Bromwich, the son of a printer and bookseller. He is the younger brother of novelist David Christie Murray. As a young man, he fled his severe and unsympathetic home and joined his brother in literary London. He assisted his brother in a novel A Dangerous Catspaw (1889) before single-authoring five novels himself. Murray had a wide circle of friends, including Robert Buchanan (the two co-authored a novel together) and Alfred Harmsworth. He gave up fiction for journalism and playwriting. He never married and died in 1937.
References: British Census (1881, 1901); Henry Murray, A Stepson of Fortune (1909); Times (17 June 1937); Wellesley