A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, May 15, 2017
5/15/1926 The Shaffer twins arrive
May 15, 1926. Twin brothers Anthony and Peter Shaffer were born on this day. Anthony is best remembered for the classic crime dramedy Sleuth, which won him two Edgars (Best Play and later Best Screenplay) He also wrote the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's return-to-England movie, Frenzy.
Brother Peter, on the other hand, is best known for writing the plays Equus and Amadeus. TOgether they wrote some mystery novels under the name Peter Anthony. Quite a talented pair.