Mobile Alabama had never produced another author like William March. Out of his heroism as a U.S. Marine came the classic 1933 novel Company K, arguably the best American novel about World War I. Out of March's supremely ironic imagination came the story about a child murderess, set in Mobile, The Bad Seed. On this site we'll examine the life and work of the author the late Alistair Cooke called "the unrecognized genius of his time;" the city and small Alabama towns that inspired his work and the 'two worlds' that made March such an enigmatic and conflicted man.