A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, October 30, 2015
10/30/1973 Travis McGee gets into hardcover
October 30, 1973. This date saw the publication of The Turquoise Lament, John D. MacDonald's fifteenth novel about "salvage expert" Travis McGee. In the series it is perhaps most notable for being the first in hardcover after a decade in paperbacks. For the record, the plot involves an old acquaintance of McGee's who thinks her husband is trying to kill her.