A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
6/6/2014 The Red Box opens
June 6, 2014. Rex Stout's first novel about Nero Wolfe appeared in 1934, but it took 80 years before the fat genius detective waddled onto a stage. Joseph Goodrich adapted The Red Box for a production by Park Square Theatre in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
The Saint Paul Pioneer Press called it "a terrific introduction to the characters
and the milieu." Good heavens! Is that Wolfe with a cigar?