A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6/16/1911 VIctor Canning is born
June 16, 1911. Victor Canning was born on this day in Plymouth, England. He wrote more than sixty novels, many of them mysteries and thrillers. Several of them were made into movies. The Rainbird Pattern, which won the Crime Writers Association Silver Dagger and was nominated for an Edgar, also served as the basis for Alfred Hitchcock's last flick, Family Plot.