A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, March 9, 2017
3/9/1910 William Campbell Gault is born
March 9, 1910. William Campbell Gault was born on this date. He won the Edgar for Best First Novel in 1953, for Don't Cry For Me. Exactly 30 years later he won the Shamus for Best Paperback P.I. novel for The Cana Diversion. A year after that the Private Eye Writers of America gave him the Eye for lifetime achievement. His most famous character was Brock Callahan, football player turned Beverly Hills private eye.