Brown obtained his bachelor’s degree from Rollins College in 1932, and his master’s degree from Columbia University in 1940. He also attended King’s College, in London, during the mid-1930s.
Brown began teaching at schools in Puerto Rico in the late 1930s, and then spent a year at Lingnan University in Canton, China, during the early 1940s.
In later life, he returned to his original career, teaching writing and English literature at Morris College and Barber-Scotia College during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
His first book and first mystery, Hong Kong Aftermath, was published in 1943, and was followed by a string of hard-boiled and contemporary novels and true crime sagas.
His final novel, Possess & Conquer, issued in 1975 by Warner Books, was a near-future science fiction mystery.
He also published dozens of mystery stories and a handful of stories in science fiction and other genres for the pulps and digest fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s, particularly Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Saturday Review of Literature, and The Saint Mystery Magazine; some of these were anthologized in the “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” series of mystery anthologies during the 1960s.
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