A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
2/19/1934 The Thin Man appears
February 19, 1934. On this date Knopf published The Thin Man. It was Dashiell Hammett's last published novel, although he lived more than twenty years longer. The book introduced Nick and Nora Charles, who went on to star in a series of movies, some of them written (or outlined) by Hammett. Nick Charles was not the titular Thin Man, by the way, but that got lost in the films.