A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, October 23, 2015
10/23/1918 Helen Nielsen arrives
October 23, 1918. Helen Nielsen was born on this date in Roseville, Illinois. During World War II she served as a draftsman, working on military aircraft. Afterwards, she started writing crime novels, including Gold Coast Nocturne, which was made into the movie Blackout. She also wrote for TV shows such as Alfred Hitchcock Presents and Perry Mason. She died in 2002.