A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
1/22/1934 Secret Agent X-9 gets commissioned.
January 22, 1934. If the comic strip Secret Agent X-9 never became a household name you can't blame its pedigree. The artist was Alex Raymond, who drew Flash Gordon. The writer was Dashiell Hammett, and if I need to tell you what else he wrote, why are you reading this blog?
The strip started on this date. After Hammett left Leslie Charteris took over for a while. He is better known for creating The Saint.