A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
4/29/1999 Mr White's Confession scores an Edgar
April 29, 1999. On this date the Mystery Writers of America gave out the Edgar Awards. The prize for best novel of the year went to Robert Clark for Mr. White's Confession. It's Saint Paul in 1939. Some women are murdered and the prime suspect is a modest little man, who seems as decent as can be. But his memory is so bad he doesn't know whether he did the deeds or not...
Kirkus Reviews called it "the most tender account of a sex-killing investigation you’ll ever read.”