A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, February 10, 2017
2/10/1861 Varick Vanardy arrives
February 10, 1861. Frederick van Rensselaer Dey was born in Watkins Glen, New York, beating the Civil War by two months. He wrote more than one thousand Nick Carter thrillers, all under pseudonyms.
Using the pseudonym Varick Vanardy he wrote many pulp short stories about a character called the Night Wind, alias Bingham Harvard, a bank clerk framed for theft. Don't you hate it when that happens? The stories are available in collections from Wildside Press.