Tuesday, August 8, 2017

8/8/1891 Nick Carter Library opens

August 8, 1891.  This was the cover date of the first Nick Carter Library, the dime novel series featuring America's most popular detective, Nick Carter.  They were supposedly written by Nicholas Carter, a house name that covered Frederic Van Rensselaer Day, George Waldo Browne, and Edward Streetmayer (of Nancy Drew fame) among others.

Carter went on to movies, magazines, radio, and even became a spy-assassin in 1960s paperbacks.


  1. The "Radio Classics" station on Sirius XM has been playing the radio show---great fun!