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Roy William Winsor, American Author. Member Mystery Writers American (Edgar award for best paperbound mystery of year 1975).


Winsor, Roy William was born on April 13, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Edward Arthur and Florence Louise (Williams) Winsor.


AB cum laude, Harvard University, 1936.


Apprentice-in-training, Columbia Broadcasting System, New York City, 1936-1937; assistant program production manager, Station Washburn Crosby Company, Minneapolis, 1937-1938; director, Vic and Sade, NBC, Chicago, 1938-1939; radio director, Leo Burnett Company, Chicago, 1939-1940; supervisor P & G Radio,, Blackett-Sample Hummert Inc., Chicago, 1940-1946; radio director, Blackett-Sample Hummert Inc., Chicago, 1943; freelance director-writer,, Chicago, 1946-1950; vice president television-radio, Biow Company. New York City, 1950-1955; creator, producer, first daytime television serial Search for Tomorrow, 1951; president, Roy Winsor Prodns. Inc., New York City, 1955-1969; freelance television serial consultant, Columbia Broadcasting System-television and P & G Prodns.

Inc., 1969-1973; head writer, serial Somerset, NBC, 1974; teacher television serial writing, New School, 1974-1975; writer, Columbia Broadcasting System Radio Mystery Theatre, 1974-1987; freelance instructor, Famous Writers School, Westport, Connecticut, 1974-1987. Instructor Institute Children's Literature. Head writer television serial Another Life.


  • He was the author of three mystery novels: The Corpse That Walked which won the "Edgar" from the Mystery Writers Association of America in 1975, Three Motives for Murder, and Always Lock Your Bedroom Door.


Member Mystery Writers American (Edgar award for best paperbound mystery of year 1975).


Married Martha March Ricker, OCt. 22, 1938; children: Ann March, Mary Wilcox, Ricker Edward, Catherine Louise.

Edward Arthur Winsor

Florence Louise (Williams) Winsor

Martha March Ricker

Ricker Edward Winsor

Ann March Winsor

Catherine Louise Winsor

Mary Wilcox Winsor