Charlotte Armstrong was the author of twenty nine novels, two Broadway plays, dozens of short stories as well as original screen plays for television series such as GE Theatre and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Seven of her books were made into movies featuring among others such notable actors as Marilyn Monroe and Claude Rains.
Recognized as the Queen of Suspense, her works have survived her for many years and are still enjoyed by thousands all over the world. She was the recipient of the Edgar Award in 1957 for A Dram of Poison as the Best Novel of the Year, the most prestigious honor that can be bestowed upon a mystery writer.
A testimony to the longevity of her popularity and the timeless nature of her writing is the ongoing re-publishing of her works including such venues as Mysterious Press which in addition to releasing 25 Charlotte Armstrong novels as e-books, Open Road, an affiliated company as also printed The Unsuspected and Chocolate Cobweb in hard copy. Crippen and Landru has recently released a hardbound collection of previously unpublished short stories entitled Night Call and Other Stories of Suspense
Her life and works have been wonderfully captured in The Virtue of Suspense authored by Rick Cypert.
Charlotte with Ronald and Nancy Reagan on the set of GE Theatre, where the Reagans portrayed the title roles in Money and the Minister's Wife, based on her story presented in November, 1961
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