A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
8/12/1992 Wages of Sin are paid
August 12, 1992. On this date Andrew Greeley's novel Wages of Sin was published. Greeley was the author of dozens of nonfiction books as well as many bestselling novels (for a while he was putting out two a year). He was supposedly the bestselling priest in history, and made a lot of money, much of which he donated to the Catholic Church.
Wages of Sin features a commodities broker trying to solve murders that happened many years before. Referring to the priest's controversial inclusion of sexual material Kirkus Reviews called the book "Safe sex for senior citizens."