A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, June 15, 2015
6/15/191? An assassination is scheduled
June 15, 191?. In John Buchan's groundbreaking novel The Thirty-nine Steps, the McGuffin (the thing everyone except the reader is desperate to get/catch/accomplish/prevent) is a plan to assassinate a foreign leader on this date. Can South African adventurer Richard Hannay save the day? Do I need to issue a spoiler alert?