A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, July 7, 2017
7/7/1918 Cain goes to war
July 7, 1918. On this date a troop ship sailed for France full of U.S. troops heade for World War I. Among them was a young journalist named James M. Cain. He didn't see much action but later he managed to pour plenty of violence into his noir novels.