A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, May 8, 2015
5/8/12 A Simple Murder occurs
May 8, 2012. Eleanor Kuhns won the MWA/Minotaur FIrst Crime Novel Competition with A Simple Murder, published this day. It is set in a Shaker community in Maine in the 1790s. Douglas Lord in Library Journal said "The simple plot offers little in the way of fancy twists or turns, so
mostly this is carried by Kuhns’s gift for clear writing with a
just-right amount of historical detail." Great cover, don't you think?