A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
2/11/1995 Blackwater Spirits rise
February 11, 1995. Miriam Grace Monfredo's third historical mystery was published on this date. Blackwater Spirits featured Glynis Tryon, 19th-century librarian in Seneca Falls, NY, in a case involving a poisoned farmer and Native Americans. Kirkus Reviews said: "More densely imagined, satisfying historical fare whose proto-feminist spin feels just right."