A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, March 27, 2015
3/27/1908 Joan Fleming is born
March 27, 1908.. Joan Fleming was born this day in Lancashire, England. Her narrative career started with telling stories to her children, so she wrote five juvenile books before producing her first adult mystery, Two Lovers Too Many in 1949.
The Crime Writers Association awarded her the Gold Dagger twice. Her most popular character was Nuri Bey Izkirlak, a Turkish philosopher. Some of her titles are too wonderful not to mention. For example: Dirty Butter For Servants, A Daisy Chain For Satan, Young Man I Think You're Dying, and Too Late! Too Late! The maiden Cried....