A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
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.)