A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
7/26/1866 George Barr McCutcheon is born
July 26, 1866. On this date George Barr McCutcheon was born. He is best remembered for his novel Brewster's Millions, about a man who, in order to inherit seven million dollars, has to first spend one million. It has been made into a movie a dozen times.
His most famous contribution to crime fiction is Anderson Crow, a midwestern lawman who appears in some comic novels.