A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, October 2, 2015
10/2/1921 Edmund Crispin is born
October 2, 1921. Robert Bruce Montgomery came into this world on this day in England. He was a noted composer of film music but under the name Edmund Crispin he wrote mystery novels about Oxford don Gervase Fen. He was well known for breaking the fourth wall, meaning that characters would note that they were indeed characters in a book.