A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, August 21, 2015
8/21/1912 A Fish is born
August 21, 1912. Robert L. FI\ish was born on this date. His first novel, The Fugitive (no connection to the TV show) won him the first of his two Edgar Awards, Mute Witness was made into the hit movie Bullitt.
He also wrote some of the funniest parodies of a certain detective, starring Schlock Homes of Bagel Street. I well remember Dr. Watney expressing amazement at one of Homes' disguises, which made him appear a full foot shorter. "Special shoes," the sleuth explained.