A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
10/6/2000 CSI: A franchise is born
October 6, 2000. This day saw the premiere of CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation, a series set in Las Vegas which explained that all crimes
are solved not by police detectives but by lab technicians. Or
something like that. It ended last month after 337 episodes, but one more spinoff goes on, inspiring a whole lot of people to make a
surprising career choice.