Wednesday 30th November 2016 will mark the 110th birthday of a certain Mr. John Dickson Carr, a detective novelist of some note of whom I am quite the fan. Thus, in the grand tradition of Paul Halter Day earlier this year, I am putting out a two-month notice of intent: you are cordially invited to join me in posting something Carr-related on that day in celebration of him and his contribution to the genre. It’s no secret that I think he’s the finest practitioner of detective fiction who ever lived, and it’s a bloody scandal that so much of his work is unavailable, so here’s a chance to co-ordinate some love for the man and his efforts. It is no less than he is due.
Reminders will go up again in a month and possibly a week or so before The Day, but I’m floating this now so that you have time to digest it and mull over the possibility of getting involved. Your participation will be, as ever, greatly appreciated, and work and volume of postings depending I may attempt another round-up at the end of the day to bring everything together.