A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, February 2, 2017
2/2/1908 RIchard Wormser hits the scene
February 2, 1908. Richard Wormser was born in New York City on this date. He became a prolific author of mysteries and westerns. His last novel, The Invader, won the Edgar Award in 1973.
I think it did. Well, it definitely did. But was it his? Some sources say it was his last book and others say it was the first book by another Richard Wormser, born in New York in 1933, and best known for The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow. Thematically it seems like The Invader probably belongs to Richard the First, don't you think?