A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, December 28, 2015
12/28/195? Run Man Run begins
December 28, 195?. The plot of Chester Himes' novel, Run Man Run begins on this day when a drunken New York City cop strolls into a restaurant and kills two Black workers because, why not? All the surviving witness has to do is stay away from the killer and convince the authorities to believe a Black man over a white cop. How hard can that be?
Published in 1960, the book seems depressingly relevant for today's world.