A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, July 2, 2017
7/2/1951 Boucher goes critical
July 2, 1951. On this day William Anthony Parker White (doing business as Anthony Boucher) began reviewing mysteries at the New York Times. He also wrote mysteries and science fiction and co-founded The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Many
people feel that Boucher's reviews raised the respect of the whole
mystery field. The annual world mystery convention was named Bouchercon
in his honor, and the awards given out there are called the Anthonys.