A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, January 23, 2017
1/23/1937 There is a Corpse Next Door
January 23, 1937. The issue of Detective Fiction Weekly with this date on the cover featured a story by the great Cornell Woolrich entitled "The Corpse Next Door." Someone is stealing the protagonist's milk bottles and he objects. Things get out of hand and soon there is more than spilled milk to cry about.
In 1980 Mark Reichert directed a film adaptation called Union City, starring Dennis Lipscomband Debby Harry (yes, of Blondie fame).