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Maurice Stuart Horner (December 18, 1893 – April 5, 1943) was murdered by person(s) unknown at Maurice Walk, Finchley in April 1943. In 1959 David Stuart Horner published a crime novel, The Devil's Quill, inspired by the unsolved killing of his elder brother.

Maurice Stuart Horner was the son of John Stuart Horner (born August 30, 1855) and Emily Green, the daughter of Col. James Francis Birch of the 3rd West India Regiment. His siblings were: Bernard Stuart Horner (born December 5, 1889), David Stuart Horner (born July 29, 1900), Olivia Stuart Horner, Elizabeth Gertrude Horner, Margaret Maria Horner, Caroline Sophia Horner, Alice Muriel Horner

Maurice was David's next elder brother and he was brutally killed in 1943, at the age of 49, and his murder remains unsolved today.  Though married, Maurice Horner was gay like his brother, and he was beaten to death by a Canadian soldier he had brought home with him while his wife, who apparently knew about his sexual predilections, was out driving an ambulance.

Maurice was the technical editor of Commercial Motor magazine and a lance corporal in the Middlesex Home Guard.

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