A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
2/17/1924 Cornell Woolrich in a hotel room
February 17, 1924. Cornell Woolrich wrote a novel called Hotel Room, published in 1958. Each chapter was a separate story taking place in Room 923 of the Hotel St. Anselm in New York. The story set us on this day involved a gangster in big trouble.