A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
8/25/1987 Five Bells and Bladebone
August 25, 1987. This day saw the publication of Martha Grimes' novel Five Bells and Bladebone. Superintendent Richard Jury's vacation is interrupted by a corpse falling out of the furniture. Don't you hate it when that happens?
Kirkus Reviews called it "Steadily absorbing and stylishly crafty."