A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
4/12/1915 Cameron McCabe is born as Ernest Bornemann
April 12, 1915. Ernest Bornemann was born in Berlin on this date. He wrote crime novels, mostly under the name Cameron McCabe, including The Face on the Cutting-Room Floor, which Julian Symons called the "detective story to end detective stories." He wrote it before he turned 20, by the way.
As a Communist he left Germany in 1933 when the Nazis came to power. When the war started the British shipped him to Canada as an enemy alien.
He also wrote about the history of jazz and was a renowned sexologist. Busy guy.