A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, April 14, 2017
4/14/1897 Horace McCoy is born
April 14, 1897. The world gained a great hardboiled writer on this date when Horace McCoy made his appearance in Pegram, Tennessee. He wrote for Black Mask among other magazines, and his novel Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye was filmed with Jimmy Cagney.
But he is best remembered today for a different novel that was made into a famous flick: They Shoot Horses, Don't They?