George Agnew Chamberlain (1879-1966)
American author of mostly adult novels, mainly thrillers and romances. Born in Brazil in 1879 although he had American parents and was brought up and studied in the USA. He travelled widely and was for a time deputy American consul for Rio de Janeiro.
In his thirties he began writing articles, serials and then novels which included comedies, thrillers and romances. Two of his novels also included a horse element (harness racing) and were aimed at a young adult readership. He also wrote an adult romance with a mule theme.
Many of his books were made into popular films, including two of the books below. Phantom Filly was adapted for the big screen twice, both times under different titles.
Scudda Hoo Scudda Hay was also made into a film which has now achieved notoriety mainly as the (very short) screen debut of Marilyn Monroe!