A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6/20/1925 Hugh Pentecost enters Room Number 23
June 20, 1925. The issue of Flynn's Magazine with this cover date featured "Room Number 23," the first published story by a Columbia University student named Judson Philips. He went on to write more than one hundred crime novels, mostly under the name Hugh Pentecost. The Mystery Writers of America gave him the Grand Masters Award in 1973.