A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
3/14/1869 Algernon Blackwood breaks the silence
March 14, 1869. Algernon Blackwood was born on this date in Kent. He is considered one of the great horror writers. His works include a collection of short stories about Dr. John Silence, one of the first "psychic" investigators. The physician copes with a variety of ghosts, werewolves, and ghoulies and modern reviewer Marvin P. Vernon said the collected Silence stories are "an essential collection" fr any fan of British supernatural fiction.