1897 - 1967

Writing as: John Franklin Carter, Diplomat, Jay Franklin

According to Wikipedia: "John Franklin Carter a.k.a. Jay Franklin a.k.a. Diplomat a.k.a. Unofficial Observer was an American journalist, columnist, biographer and novelist. He notably wrote the syndicated column, "We the People", under his pen name Jay Franklin. He wrote over 30 books on a variety of subjects, including his detective novels about the character Dennis Tyler. In his column, he was one of the few who predicted Truman's victory in the 1948 presidential election.

Carter was born in Fall River, Massachusetts on April 27, 1897 as one of seven children of The Rev. John Franklin Carter. He attended Yale University, where he served as chairman of campus humor magazine The Yale Record

He left Yale early to serve as a representative of the Williamstown Institute of Politics in Italy. Afterwards, he became the Rome correspondent for the London Daily Chronicle and the New York Times.

In 1928, Carter began working for the State Department as an economic specialist."

Series Books
Dennis Tyler Murder in the Embassy (1930)
  Murder in the State Department (1930)
  Scandal in the Chancery (1931)