A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
1/14/1898 Hilary Saunders arrives
January 14, 1898. Today is the birthday of Hilary St. George Saunders, an Englishman (as that name should have tipped you). He won a medal for his service during World War I, and wrote a lot of military history books, but we are, as ever, more interested in his fiction. Together with John Palmer, under the name Francis Beeding, he wrote many novels, including The House of Dr. Edwardes, which Alfred Hitchcock adapted into the movie Spellbound.