A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, July 21, 2017
7/21/1923 Charles Goodrum circulates
July 21, 1923. Today saw the birth of Charles Goodrum. He
served as director of research at the Library of Congress's
Congressional Research Service, the people who pcik up the phone when a
senator needs to know about the history of Haitian gambling laws, or a
congressman wants to make sure that this punchy quotation he wants to
use in a speech doesn't have a dubious history, like being used to
defend Stalin, or something.
But then Goodrum went on to much more important tasks. Namely, writing book-related mysteries.