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.


  1. Delighted that somebody is taking notice of this splendid writer, but I need to correct the date. He was born on 16 June 1911. See http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/wordscape/canning/life2.html