A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, February 1, 2016
2/1/1929 Red Harvest is born
February 1, 1929. On this date Dashiell Hammett's first novel, Red Harvest, was published by Knopf. It had previously appeared in Black Mask Magazine as several stories. It featured one of his great characters, the overweight, over-cynical, anonymous P.I. known as the Continental Op.