A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
2/1/1994 THE Woman Waltzes
February 1, 1994. This date saw the publication of Irene's Last Waltz, Carole Nelson Douglas's fourth novel about Irene Adler, the only woman to ever outsmart Sherlock Holmes. The plot involves the Queen of Bohemia and a possible golem-outbreak in Prague. Oh, and two murders in London.
Kirkus Reviews said "Beneath the relentless infatuation with its intrepid heroine, this is
the best--luckily, since it's also by far the longest--of Irene's
adventures to date."