A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, March 6, 2015
3/6/1996 Patricia Cornwell makes a big deal
March 6, 1996. On this date the Times-Dispatch reported that crime novelist Patricia Cornwell signed a deal that would deliver $20,000,000 for her next three books. This apparently made her the highest-paid female crime writer to date.
Source; Beahm, George. The Unoffical Patricia Cornwell Companion.