A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, March 12, 2015
3/12/1973 The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper unwrapped
March 12, 1973. On this date the tenth Travis McGee novel by John D. MacDonald was published. The salvage consultant is trying to help the daughter of a former lover, a woman who seems determined to die. Kirkus Review said: "while the story seems overly complicated and diffused this time, no one
can knock its flushed allure since McGee's powers to persuade or seduce
seem more puissant than ever." And how often have you been called puissant?