Tuesday, December 29, 2015
12/29/1881 A Tragic Mystery occurs
Connection to crime fiction? Julian Hawthorne, son of Nathaniel and a very popular author in his own right at the time, wrote A Tragic Mystery, based on the events. It was one of five books he co-authored with Byrnes, who supplied the plots.
Interestingly enough, Hawthorne got to experience another side of the justice system in 1913 when he was sent to prison for selling three million shares in a mine that, alas, did not actually exist.