Biography 1905 - 1969 Charlotte Armstrong Lewi was an American author. Under the names Charlotte Armstrong and Jo Valentine she wrote over 28 novels, as well as working for the New York Times advertising department, as a fashion reporter for Breath of the Avenue (a buyer's guide), and in an accounting firm.
The following information was emailed to me re Charlotte's bio.
"Her exact date of death was July 18, 1969. Her cause of death was lung cancer. She died the same night that Neil Armstrong landed on the moon and the same night that Ted Kennedy drove off the bridge. Prior to the Alfred Hitchcock Hour, Hitchcock directed three other shows for television. One of those shows, "Ford Startime," had a teleplay first aired April 5, 1960 titled "Incident At A Corner." It was based on a story by Charlotte and Charlotte also wrote the teleplay. Stars in that show included Vera Miles, Paul Hartman and George Peppard.
'Charlotte Armstrong' was a pseudonym composed of her first and middle name, although her son has emailed me to advise that he thinks of this name as her maiden name. Her last name was 'Lewi'. Using the 'Mike Russell' pseudonym, she published a short story titled "The Enemy" in the May 1951 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine ... later reprinted in the June 1991 issue. Between those years, she published 13 other stories in EQMM -- "The Hedge Between" (? 1953), "Laugh It Off" (October 1953), "What Would You Have Done?" (July 1955), "And Already Lost" (June 1957, "St. Patrick's Day in the Morning" (? 1959), "The Ring in the Fish" (August 1959), "The Other Shoe" (July 1962), "Run - If You Can" (February 1964), "Mink Coat, Very Cheap" (May 1964), "The Case for Miss Peacock" (February 1965), "A Matter of Timing" (October 1966), "The Splintered Monday" (March 1966) and "From Out of the Garden" (March 1968). A fantasy novelette she wrote titled "Three Day Magic" was published 4 times ... first in a 1948 issue of the Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, then reprinted in the same magazine in September 1952 (at a time when Anthony Boucher was one of the magazine's editors), and then printed in two 1986 anthologies titled "Strange Maine" and "Isaac Asimov's Magical Worlds of Fantasy #7: Magical Wishes." One other note worth mentioning. "Protege" was not only published by Putnam in 1970, a Thriller Book Club edition was also published in the U.K. the same year ... and, as it happens (I noticed your "au" email suffix), that version is available (including dust jacket) for A$6 from Index Books and Music, 184 Payneham Road Evandale, Adelaide, SA 5069. Their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org That's about all I could find out. Hope it helps your page. Regards, J. Alec West" http://MysteryVault.net