Geniuses at Work

"A picture says more than a thousand words."
While browsing through my files, I came across the following snapshot – depicting ten core members from the early days of the Mystery Writers of America who were evidently hard at work and strenuously taxing their mental dexterity. You have to love the fact that Pat McGerr, who was known for fooling around with unidentified bodies, completely immerged herself in the role of corpse in this picture. What dedication! ;-)

Update: I was searching for a website to attach to Burke Wilkenson's name when I found the place I originally snatched this picture from, but I still haven't the faintest idea who he was or what he did.

1 comment:

  1. You have Burke's last name misspelled. It's Burke Wilkinson. This may have been the cause in yoru internet searches yielding nothing.

    Wilkinson wrote a handful of espionage thrillers, notably one called THE NIGHT OF THE SHORT KNIVES. However, he's mostly known for his non-fiction work. He edited an anthology called CRY SPY! about true accounts of espionage, and wrote several books about Irish revolutionaries and WW2 era espionage. Yet the most common work in his bibliography (one that shows up for sale most often, and is in hundreds of libraries throughout the world) is UNCOMMON CLAY, a biography of Augustus Saint Gaudens, an American sculptor.