A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
5/23/1985 Found In The Street is finished
May 23, 1985. On this date Patricia Highsmith completed her twentieth novel. Found In The Street is set in Greenwich Village and centers on two men's obsessions with a newly arrived would-be model. Kirkus Reviews lamented that Highsmith had been passed by a generation of thriller writers who had learned from her (such as Ruth Rendell) and complained that the book was "[s]poradically engrossing, then, but largely unsatisfying."