A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
8/20/1993 The Mysterious Death of Meriwether Lewis
August 20, 1993. This date saw the publication of Ron Burns novel based on the famous demise of the explorer, one half of Lewis and Clark. The official record says Lewis killed himself but there have always been doubts about it. Burns sets a fictional detective on the case... KPublishers Weekly said:"This elegant, slim mystery satisfies modern expectations of conspiracy in the highest places of power."