A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, March 2, 2017
3/2/1929 The Saint goes short
March 2, 1929. The issue of The Thriller with this cover date featured "Story of a Dead Man," by Leslie Charteris. (And what a great cover!) It was the first short story to feature his most famous creation, The Saint. Simon Templar had already appeared in a 1928 novel, Meet the Tiger. Since then he has appeared in movies, TV, radio, and probably Egyptian heiroglyphics.