A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, May 7, 2017
5/7/1865 AEW Mason born
May 7, 1865. A.E.W. Mason was born on this date in London. His character Inspector Hanaud, a French cop, was supposedly an influence on Agatha Christie's creation of Hercule Poirot. His most famous book, a non-mystery was The Four Feathers, and like a lot of his other books it has been filmed repeatedly.