A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
3/11/1952. Douglas Adams meets life, the universe, and everything
March 11, 1952. On this date Cambridge, England welcomed the newborn Douglas Adams. He wrote for radio, Doctor Who, computer games, and brilliant, hilarious novels. He was best known for the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, but he also wrote two novels about the unique private eye Dirk Gently, owner of the world's only holistic detective agency. "We solve the WHOLE crime. We find the WHOLE person." His cases involved an electronic monk (who believed in things so you didn't have to) and the god Thor (and his odd relationship with a soda machine). Douglas, alas, died young, in 2001.