Thanks to everyone who contributed to #1952book, which I rounded up last night. For those who still want to play, we are skipping on just a few years to 1958, as suggested by Sorcha at Writing About Books.
In 1958 the Cold War was in full swing. Sputnik reentered the atmosphere in January and the first US satellite was launched in the following month. Nuclear tests were rife, and in the UK the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament began.
Some cultural milestones: The first Carry On movie (Carry On Sergeant, with music composed by Bruce Montgomery aka crime writer Edmund Crispin), the first transmission of Blue Peter, and the first performance of My Fair Lady. Elvis broke a lot of hearts by joining the army.
So what was crime fiction like in 1958? You tell me…
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