A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
5/24/1902 Seishi Yokomizo is born
May 24, 1902. "The Japanese John Dickson Carr" was born on this date. Yokomizo's first novel, Onibi was published in 1935 but he didn't become a popular success until after the War. His most important invention was private detective Kosuke Kindaichi. The author died in 1982 but the Yokomizo Seishi Prize is given each year to an unpublished mystery novel, which is then published and filmed for television.