A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, July 6, 2015
7/6/1899 Mignon Eberhart is born
July 6, 1899. Mignon G. Eberhart was born on this day in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her career extended through seven decades. Known as "America's Agatha Christie" she wrote almost sixty novels. Most of her books are considered romantic suspense, and she was a pioneer in the use of female main characters. The Mystery Writers of America declared her a Grand Master in 1971.