A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, August 17, 2015
8/17/1993 North Star Conspiracy brought to light
August 17, 1993. This date saw the publication of North Star Conspiracy, the second novel in Miriam Grace Monfredo's historical mystery series about librarian Glynis Tryon, who lives in Seneca Falls, New York, before the Civil War. This one involves the underground Railroad.
Kirkus Reviews said: "Stimulating fare (despite a subplot or two too many) that
effectively parallels the powerlessness of slaves and women--the
disenfranchised--building to a dramatic courtroom sequence."