A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
4/19/1901 Gladys MItchell is born
April 19, 1901. On this date Gladys Mitchell was born in Cowley, England. Her huge popularity in Britain as a mystery writer never seemed to make it over the pond. She wrote more than sixty novels about amateur sleuth Mrs. Bradley, and dozens more under other names. Her themes included social conflicts, Freudian psychology, and witchcraft. Some of her novels were adapted for television starring Diana Rigg.