A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
3/5/1917 A Jury of her Peers appears
March 5, 1917. On this date Every Week magazine published Susan Glaspell's story "A Jury of her Peers." The story was inspired by the murder of John Hossack which the author had covered as a reporter. She adapted it from her play Trifles, and the story is generally considered her best work. It is also a feminist classic, with women secretly investigating a suspicious death. My favorite point: the dead man is Mister Right. Excuse me, Wright.