A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
5/30/1902 Paul Cain is born
May 30, 1902. George Caryl Sims was born on this date in Des Moines, Iowa, but he achieved fame writing under the name Paul Cain. His short stories for Black Mask Magazine and his one novel, Fast One, helped define hard-boiled mystery fiction. Chandler said his novel was “some kind of high point in the ultra hard-boiled