William Fryer Harvey (April 14, 1885 - June 4, 1937), known as W. F. Harvey, was an English writer of short stories, most notably in the macabre and horror genres. Among his best-known stories are "August Heat" and "The Beast with Five Fingers", published in 1928 and later made into the 1946 film directed by Robert Florey and starring Peter Lorre.
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About W. F. Harvey
William Fryer Harvey (1885–1937) was an English writer of short stories, most notably in the mystery and horror genres. Born into a wealthy Quaker family in Yorkshire, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, and took a degree in medicine at Leeds. Ill health dogged him, however, and he devoted much of his recuperation to writing short stories.