A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, March 31, 2017
3/31/1922 Lionel Davidson is born
March 31, 1922. On this date Hull, Yorkshire, welcomed Lionel Davidson to the world. He went on to write some excellent spy novels, winning the Crime Writers Association's Gold Dagger Award three times, as well as their Diamond Dagger for lifetime achievement. The Telegraph called him "the best spy novelist you might not have read."