A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, April 15, 2017
4/15/1846 Abraham Lincoln, crime writer
April 15, 1846. Chances are when you think of Abraham Lincoln you don't immediately think of crime fiction. But on this date he published a slightly fictionalized version of one of my most interesting cases as an attorney. It is certainly a bizarre tale. You can read "The Trailor Murder Mystery," as it is usually called here.