A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
4/19/1869 Melville Davisson Post arrives
April 19, 1869. Melville Davisson Post was born on this day in West Virginia. He is best remembered today as the author of short stories about Uncle Abner, a countryman with a love of the Bible and great skill at solving mysteries. He also invented Randolph Mason (Perry's grandpa?), a New York lawyer as slick and amoral as Abner was honest.