A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
3/25/1951 Lady, You're Dead!
March 25, 1981. Ellery Queen's story "Lady, You're Dead!" appeared in This Week magazine on this day. When it appeared in an Ellery Queen book the title changed to "Driver's Seat," which was presumably the one they preferred.
Perhaps this was karma striking back at Frederic Dannay, one half of the writing team, since he had a reputation for ruthlessly changing titles of stories that appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, which he edited.