A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, January 9, 2015
1/9/1968 It Takes A Thief
January 9, 1968. It Takes A Thief premiered today on ABC. Robert Wagner's first starring role had him as Alexander Mundy, a cat burglar who reluctantly agrees to steal for a US spy agency, in order to stay out of jail. Malachi Throne (what a great name!) and later Edward Binns played his boss. In the third and last season Fred Astaire sometimes guest starred as Mundy's equally crooked father.