A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, November 20, 2015
10/20/1926 John Gardner is born
November 20, 1920. Author John Gardner was born on this day. That was the English John Gardner, not the American one. Gardner invented a character named Boysie Oakes, a cowardly, violence-hating spy. He then went on to extend the works of two British authors: Doyle's Professor Moriarty, and Fleming's James Bond. In fact, he wrote more Bond novels then the other guy.