07 January 2015

A new era in Mystery, sort of

First of all, happy new year to you and all.  I hope you have gotten over your hangovers and filled up on black-eyed peas.

Now that that is out of the way, I am happy to announce that I have started a new blog.

 No, I am not deserting SleuthSayers; you are all stuck with me for the unforeseeable future.  But I have added a new blog to my quiver, and what a terrible metaphor that makes.

The name is Today in MYSTERY HISTORY, and that pretty much tells you what it's about.  Tune in every day for a peek at something that happened on that date in our field.  And that, by the way, is what the illustrations on this page are for; each representing something that has appeared on my blog since it started on January first.

I can tell you that future entries will  include not only the obvious ones like the births of authors, and publication  of novels, but also the dates of:
* Awards
* Movie releases
* Statue unveilings
* Comic strip beginnings
* Songs hitting Number One
* Plot events in novels

And many more.   This, by the way, is where you can participate.  Feel free to contact me with suggestions for events you would like to see commemorated.  I have 358 more days to fill, and that's just this year.

I hope you enjoy it.


  1. Rob, this sounded like fun, so I checked it out, and it is. I'm looking forward to the coming Today in MYSTERY HISTORY blogs.

  2. Sounds good!
    Very best of luck and I do admire your energy!

  3. Sounds great, Rob. Looking forward to this!

  4. TIMH is going to be, along with SS of course, a great visage to open the eyes to in the morning and a good stimulation to the neurons of creativity (with a cup of hot coffee). I also look forward to future entries & will do my best to offer suggestions to accompany the myriads of others I'm certain you will receive.

  5. Fantastic, Rob! A couple of dates: January 18 - the Boston Strangler is convicted, and Cary Grant is born. July 6 - the dollar is "unanimously chosen" as US Currency, thus beginning a long history of crime. October 2 - James Thurber's "The Macbeth Murder Mystery" is published.

  6. Hmmmm, I'll have to take a look at this new venture.

  7. What a fun blog, Rob! You've got the energy I need.

  8. I like it. Added it to my Top Sites so I don't miss any entries.

  9. Oh Rob. You're becoming a literary slut like me. tsk tsk. Blogging around.

  10. Rob, congratulations! It looks like it's the go-to site for mystery dates!

  11. Thanks, all. Eve, I am trying to avoid true crime unless it is specifically connected to a piece of crime fiction (e.g. murder of Mary Rogers). Cary Grant and MacBeth MM are lovely choices. Don't know if they will make them in this year. Have to sort through all my little file cards....

  12. Great start to a new year. If you're ever short of ideas, tap into a calendar that details obscure holidays [zillions on the web] and gasp in amazement.

  13. Really like this idea!! best of luck!!


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