A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, August 10, 2015
8/10/1992 Where is Joe Merchant?
August 10, 1992. On this date Jimmy Buffett's first novel was published. Where is Joe Merchant? is about a rock star, missing and possibly dead in the Caribbean, and the seaplane-flying Vietnam vet who goes looking for him. Buffett is, of course, a pop star in his own right, and the king of Carib tourist music. Kirkus Reviews called it "a relaxed and rambling novel... The unitiiated may be baffled; his fans will be enchanted.: