Howard Carleton Browne was born April 15, 1908 in Omaha, Nebraska and died October 28, 1999. Both Contemporary Authors and St. James Guide to Crime & Mystery Writers have entries. The isfdb lists the author of "Hard Guy" as unknown. H.B. Carleton was a pseudonym used by Howard Carleton Browne.
- "Hard Guy" Amazing November 1942 reprinted Amazing April 1956. PG clearance requested.