A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
1/25/1921 Russell Braddon is born
January 25, 1921. Australian author Russell Braddon was born on this day. He first became famous with The Naked Island, his memoir of a Japanese prisoner-of-war camp. He wrote many kinds of books - the eco-political satire The Year of the Angry Rabbit is well worth a read - but he entered the mystery field with Funnelweb, in which the bad guy uses the titular arachnid, an Australian native, to kill rivals.