A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, June 16, 2017
6/16/1920 Isabelle Holland is born
June 16, 1920. Isabelle Holland was born on this date in Basel, Switzerland to American parents. She wrote mostly young adult novels on controversial subjects, and gothic mysteries. Mel Gibson's movie The Man Without a Face was based on her novel of the same name. She didn't get published until she passed forty, but she wrote more than fifty books.