|Born||in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, UK|
|Died||in Dorking, Surrey, England, UK|
|Birth Name||Joseph Smith Fletcher|
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British mystery writer Joseph S. Fletcher was born in Halifax, England, in 1863. He was orphaned at eight months old, and was taken in and raised by his grandmother, who lived in Yorkshire. At age 18 he moved to London to get into journalism. He worked on a few newspaper, though not as a journalist, and eventually turned to freelance writing. From 1890 to 1900 he wrote pieces about the joys and sorrows of country life for the "Leeds Mercury" newspaper using the alias "Son of the Soil". His first novel, "When Charles the First Was King", was published in 1902 and garnered him some attention. From then on he wrote prolifically in all genres--poetry, fiction, history, biography, theology, romance, comedy, and pretty much everything in between.
In 1918 US President Woodrow Wilson remarked about how much he enjoyed Fletcher's mystery novel "The Middle Temple Murder", and with that endorsement American publisher Alfred Knopf began publishing some of Fletcher's many detective stories, and achieved wide popularity in the US.
Fletcher died on January 31, 1933.
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