A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
1/5/1965 The Doorbell Rang begins
January 5, 1965. On this date Mrs. Rachel Bruner came to Nero Wolfe with a little problem. The wealthy widow had sent 10,000 copies of an anti-FBI book to people of influence. Now the FBI wants revenge.
So begins The Doorbell Rang, Rex Stout's most successful, controversial, and popular novel.