Wednesday, January 28, 2015

1/28/1946 Craig Rice graces Time

January 28, 1946.  Craig Rice was the first mystery writer to make the cover of Time Magazine.  Georgiana Ann Randolph Craig is not so well remembered  these days, but her comic mysteries about Hildegarde Withers, Helene Justus, John J. Malone, and others were very successful in the mid-twentieth century, and several were made into movies, such as Home Sweet Homicide.  

(Thanks to Noah Stewart for catching my mistake.  Hildegarde Withers was created by Stuart Palmer.  Rice and Palmer collaborated on one book.)

1 comment:

  1. Craig Rice didn't write Hildegarde Withers mysteries; that was Stuart Palmer, another successful screenwriter.