Yesterday, July 24th, marked the 100th anniversary of John MacD’s birth (and it was also my twelfth wedding anniversary. Fortunately, I remembered both occasions!).
You can search John’s name here at AlmostHolmes and find several posts I’ve written about my favorite author. For today’s ‘The Public Life of Sherlock Holmes’ post over at BlackGate.com, I talk about JDM, and delve a bit into one of my favorite short stories, “The Trap of Solid Gold.”
Please head on over. And if the mood strikes you, leave a comment. That shows there’s some interest in the post topic. I work for free, so I don’t think they’ll be cutting me loose just yet, but it’s good to see discussions going on about the posts.
And if you’ve (shudder) never read any of MacDonald’s work, I truly believe that you’re missing out on one of the finest writers of the twentieth century. In any genre. He was just that good.