Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy birthday, Charlotte Brontë; Priscilla Masters; David Alexander.

Jane Eyre author Charlotte Brontë was born today in 1816; Priscilla Masters, fellow Yorkshire native and creator of Detective Inspector Joanna Piercy, was born today in 1952; and former horse racing columnist and mystery writer David Alexander was born today in Kentucky in 1907. Alexander's best-known creation is sporting newspaper columnist Bart Hardin, who appears in such novels as Murder Points a Finger (1953); Terror on Broadway (1954); Shoot a Sitting Duck (1955); and Dead, Man, Dead (1959). He died in 1973.

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