A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
2/4/1911 The Locked Bag opens
February 4, 1911. The issue of Saturday Evening Post with this cover date featured a courtroom tale called "The Locked Bag." Melville Davisson Post wrote a lot of fiction, and created two famous characters: a sneaky New York lawyer named Rnadolph Mason, and a rural sleuth named Uncle Abner.
This story belongs to neither series. You can read it here.