A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, April 24, 2017
4/24/1936 MacKinlay Kantor turns to crime
April 24, 1936. MacKinlay Kantor is best remembered as the author of the Civil War play Andersonville, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1956. His novel Glory For Me was the basis for the excellent movie The Best Years of Their Lives.
But back in 1936 he published a crime story in Colliers Magazine. "Rogues Gallery" is his most reprinted story, including an appearance in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.