A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
6/13/1953 Carr does Holmes
June 13, 1953. Collier's Magazine, with this cover date, featured "The Adventure of the Sealed Room" by Adrian Conan Doyle and John Dickson Carr. It was part of a series of stories about the Master all co-written by the original author's son and the master of locked room mysteries. They were collected under the title The Exploits of Sherlock Holmes, which always made me wonder: did they know that one meaning of exploit is "use selfishly for one's own end?"