Nebraska Authors

Josephine Frisbie

AKA: Jo Frisbie

Born 1903-06-26 Red Cloud, NE (USA)

Died 1996-06-10
Omaha, NE (USA)

Red Cloud, NE (USA)
Red Cloud Cemetery

Frisbie is the author of mystery novels with settings in Nebraska.
The Josephine Frisbie Scholarship is given to graduating seniors from Central High School who will major in English.

Places Lived

Pleasant Hill, NE
Cowles, NE
Red Cloud, NE
Omaha, NE
Norfolk, NE

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Play/Screenplay


Mysteries; Novels -- Nebraska; Plays


BA and MA, 1927 and 1928, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Graduate work at University of Chicago, Northwestern, and Omaha University


English Department Head, Central High School, Omaha, NE

Places Worked

Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE
Norfolk High School, Norfolk, NE


Cather Pioneer Memorial, Trustee
Omaha Education Association, President
Omaha Library Board


Ellen Smith, Registrar of the University of Nebraska, 1877-1902. 1928.
Please Admit. (with Gunnar Horn)
Murder in the Old Mill. 1979. (with Gunnar Horn)
Murder in the Museum. 1980. (with Gunnar Horn)
Murder in the Churchyard. 1982. (with Gunnar Horn)
Murder on Maple Street. 1984 (with Gunnar Horn)

Also published short stories, interviews and articles

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