A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
8/22/1931 Jim Thompson plays detective
August 22, 1931. On this date the first part of "The Car in the Mexican Quarter" appeared in Nebraska Farmer. It was a rare detective story by Jim Thompson, who made his reputation writing from the bad guy's point of view, (The Grifters, The Killer Inside Me, etc.). You can read it here.