A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Dick Francis tells a tale of wine and roses
May 7, 1973. If you picked up the Sports Illustrated
Kentucky Derby issue with this date on it you would have encountered a
short story by Dick Francis entitled "A Day of Wine and Roses." When it
appeared in his collection Field of Thirteen he returned to his original title, "The Gift."
either name the story involves a boozy reporter who is supposed to
cover the big race. He uncovers a big story. If he can stay sober
enough to write it...