A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
2/25/1930 Patricia Guiver is born
February 25, 1930. Patricia Guiver was born on this date in Surrey, England. She wrote first for British newspapers and, after moving to California, as an American correspondent for British magazines. But it was her interest in the protection of animals that led her to create Delilah Doolittle, pet detective. Statrting in 1997 she wrote a series of novels about the fiftyish English widow, living in California, and solving crimes about beasties. When she passed away at age 76, the seventh novel was left unfinished.