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.

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