A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
7/11/1910 Justin Case...
July 11, 1910. Hugh B. Cave was born in England on this date. He moved to the U.S. at an early age and by age 20 he was writing for the pulp magazines. He estimated that he published 800 stories in the 1930s alone - and he was still writing in the age of the World Wide Web. His biggest successes were in the field of horror - some of his work was inspired by Lovecraft. But he also wrote private eye stories, some under the name of, yes, Justin Case.