Keith Carlton Robertson was born in Dows, Iowa, on May 9, 1914. Growing up in Iowa, he later attended the United States Naval Academy, serving as a destroyer captain in the Atlantic and American theatres of World War II.
His first published book was Ticktock and Jim, released in 1948. Most of us will recognize his Henry Reed series. Henry Reed, Inc., was the first, published in 1958. The last in the series was Henry’s Reed Think Tank, published in 1986.
Robertson wrote six adult murder mysteries under the name Carlton Keith. He died at his home in Hopewell, New Jersey, in 1991.