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.

1 comment:

  1. I went through a period in the 1970s in which I read a fair amount of her work. While "romantic suspense" is a term that could be applied, that would seem to lump her more with Mary Stewart. I think there's a lot more actual detection in Eberhart's books. (I might have to read a couple just to see how badly my memory is working.)