A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, August 7, 2017
8/7/1940 Eric Ambler introduces a gentleman poet
August 7, 1940. Eric Ambler was a great author of thriller and spy novels. On this date Sketch magazine published one of his few short stories. "The Adventure of the Gentleman Poet" was one of six tales he wrote about Dr. Jan Czissar, a Czech refugee who helped Scotland yard.