A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, January 6, 2017
1/6/1927 The Hardy Boys get signed up
January 6, 1927. On this date Leslie McFarlane signed a contract with the Stratemeyer Syndicate to write the first books in a new series: the Hardy Boys, which were published under the house pseudonym, Franklin W. Dixon. McFarlane wrote 19 of the first 25 highly successful books.