A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, January 13, 2017
1/13/1964 The Chill settles in
January 13, 1964. Ross Macdonald's eleventh novel about private eye Lew Archer was released on this day. The Chill was about a disappearing bride and a half-remembered crime.". Like an oilslick on a fast travelled throughway," said Kirkus Reviews, "this is shiny, treacherous stuff."