Nebraska Authors

Harriette Ashbrook

AKA: pseud. Susannah Shane

Born 1898-08-05 Manhattan, KS (USA)

Died 1946-06-05
Mitchell, NE (USA)

Mitchell, NE (USA)
Mitchell Cemetery

Journalist and Author

Places Lived

Manhattan, KS
Mitchell, NE
Omaha, NE
Lincoln, NE
Calgary, CANADA
Denver, CO
Boston, MA
New York, NY

Author Of

  • Fiction


Fiction; Mystery fiction;


Brownell Hall, Omaha, NE
Bachelor's degree, 1920, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE


Newspaper Reporter
Publicity Writer for Harper's
Publicity Director for the Coward-McCann Publishing Company
Mystery Writer

Places Worked

Lincoln Journal
Coward-McCann Publishing, Publicity Director


Gamma Phi Beta
Phi Beta Kappa
Theta Sigma Phi
Silver Serpent


Murder of Cecily Thane. 1930.
Murder of Steven Kester. 1931.
Murder of Sigurd Sharon. 1934.
Murder Makes Murder. 1937.
Most Immoral Murder. 1938.
Lightening Strikes Twice. 1940.
Murder Comes Back. 1941.
Purple Onion Mystery. 1941. (Under the pseudonym Susannah Shane)
Lady in Lilac. 1941.
Lady in a Million. 1943.
Lady in the Wedding Dress. 1943.
Baby in the Ash Can. 1944.
Diamonds in the Dumplings. 1946.

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