The bestselling inspiration for the chilling movie starring Patty McCormack and Nancy Kelly.
William March (1893-1954) was born in Mobile, Alabama, attended Valparaiso University in Indiana, and studied law at the University of Alabama. He served in the Marine Corps during World War I and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, the Navy Cross, and the Croix de Guerre with Palm. After the war, he took a job with the Waterman Steamship Corporation, and worked there for eighteen years before giving up his position to devote himself to writing. March published three volumes of stories and six novels, includingThe Bad Seed, his final book.
"William March knows where human fears and secrets are buried. . .
. Nowhere is this gift better displayed than in The Bad
Seed." -The New York Times
"An impeccable tale of pure evil." -The Atlantic