A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
1/26/1952 The Black Ledger appears
January 26, 1952. The issue of This Week magazine with this cover date featured "The Mysterious Black Ledger," a short story by Ellery Queen, based on one of their radio scripts. Ellery (the detective, not the writer... well, the detective is a writer, but... oh, you know what I mean) is serving as a courier and the bad guys catch him and try to find the ledger he is carrying...