Today in MYSTERY HISTORY
A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
1/5/1921 Friedrich Durrenmatt is born
January 5, 1921.
Friedrich Durrenmatt was born this day in Switzerland. When his first play premiered in 1947 there were fist fights in the audience. He wasn't afraid of controversy.
Among his most famous crime-related novels were
The Judge and His Hangman
Sean Penn turned the latter into an excellent movie with Jack Nicholson.
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