A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
5/13/1942 This Gun For Hire
May 13, 1942. Alan Ladd as a hired hitman? That's the concept here. He gets paid in marked money by a traitor and goes after him. Meanwhile a cop who is chasing the hitman is encouraged by a senator to hunt for the treasonous guy. It gets very complicated. And it premiered on this date. Great poster.