A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
8/16/1902 The mother of the historical romance is born
August 16, 1902. You might say Georgette Heyer was born a century late. Her most popular books were romances, set in the Regency period (early nineteenth century).
Naturally we are more concerned with her less popular books, the thrillers, the creation of which she compared to solving crossword puzzles. Sometimes the mechanical nature showed a little too much, as in the novel in which all the main characters names are alphabetical according to the order in which appear.