A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
3/28/1912 Lucille Fletcher is born
March 28, 1912. How many people are best known for writing radio drama? One of them was Lucille Fletcher, who wrote the classic Sorry, Wrong Number. Orson Welles, no slouch himself in the field, called it "the greatest single radio script ever written." She adapted it into a hit movie starring Barbara Stanwyck. It has also been turned into not one but two operas.
Speaking of Orson Welles, he performed her radio drama "The Hitch-Hiker," which later appeared on The Twilight Zone.
Fletcher also wrote novels, but her heart belonged to the wireless.