A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
6/24/2003 Black River starts to flow
June 24, 2003. This date saw the publication of G.M. Ford's Black River. It was his second novel about Frank Corso, disgraced reporter. Like his author, Corso lives in Seattle. This time he is covering the federal trial of a Russian hoodlum who caused the collapse of a hospital. Bad stuff happens.
Publisher's Weekly said that the characters "are all made so real so quickly that you might miss the considerable artistry involved. Welcome back, Mr. Corso -- and Mr. Ford."