Sunday, June 21, 2015

6/21/1905 Stuart Palmer is born

June 21, 1905.  What better birthplace for a writer of humorous crime than Baraboo, Wisconsin?  That's where Stuart Palmer arrived on this day, at any rate.  He was best known for his books about Hildegarde Withers, an older schoolteacher who was an amateur sleuth. The character was inspired by one of Palmer's own teachers, and by the actress Edna May Oliver, who played her in the first three movies based on the books. 

1 comment:

  1. Still wonderfully funny! Oh, and Palmer is credited with the first story sold to "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction."