A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
8/3/1920 P. D. James is born
August 3, 1920. P.D. James was born on this date in Oxford, England. When her husband came back from World War II with mental issues she started working to support the family. She started to write novels in the 1950s. Her novels about police detective Adam Dalgliesh led her to fame and fortune.
Among her honors were the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America and a life peerage from that whole British government thing.