Clark, (Arley) Carman (1917 - 2005)

Genre: Mystery, Non-Fiction

Carman Clark, born on April 17, 1917 in Old Forge, N.Y., lived on a poultry farm in Union, Maine, from 1949 until her death on Nov. 28, 2005. She was a regular columnist and the gardening editor for the Camden Herald; she wrote the paper's From the Orange Mailbox column for over 20 years.

Clark's first career was as a school teacher specializing in language arts at Thomaston Junior High School. She was the mother of librarian John Clark and mystery novelist Kate Flora, who interviewed her mother in the Spring 2001 issue of Mystery Readers Journal.

She died in Nov. of 2005.

Selected Bibliography

  • From the Orange Mailbox: Notes from a Few Country Acres (1985)
  • The Maine Mulch Murder