A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, July 6, 2017
7/6/1899 America's Agatha Christie is born
July 6, 1899. Mignon G. Eberhart was born on this day in
Lincoln, Nebraska. Her career extended through seven decades. Known as
"America's Agatha Christie" she wrote almost sixty novels. Most of her
books are considered romantic suspense, and she was a pioneer in the
use of female main characters. The Mystery Writers of America declared
her a Grand Master in 1971.