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Collectors of pulp magazines and "noir" paperbacks immediately recognize the name BRUNO FISCHER. But none of us were prepared to discover that Fischer lived in Croton for a time in the late 40's, 50's and 60's (on Sunset Trail to be exact, per the Patent Trader, January 20, 1963).
Click on the photos and links. (And let's avoid any commentary on his socialist leanings).
For those who don't know, Fischer--who died in 1992--was a German-American author of "weird" and "crime" fiction.
Courtesy of Wikipedia:
He was educated at the Rand School of Social Science and married Ruth Miller, a secretary, in 1934.
Fischer became a sports reporter for the Long Island Daily Press (1929-31), following this with stints writing and editing at the Labor Voice (1931-32) and Socialist Call (1934-36).
In 1938 he ran as a Socialist candidate for the New York State Senate (12th district, Manhattan).
His novels sold some 10 million copies and his works were translated into 12 languages, but by the time of his death he had largely faded into obscurity like many crime writers of his era.
Read more including an extensive bibliography here.