Wednesday, February 15, 2017
2/15/1937 Fletch's father is born
AKA Fletch. Fletch won the Edgar for Best First Mystery; Confess, Fletch win for Best Paperback Mystery, the only time a novel and its immediate sequel both received Edgars.
The plot of Fletch was a one-of-a-kind high concept strike of genius: a millionaire hires a homeless beach bum to kill him (he's terminally ill, or so he says), not realizing the bum is actually a reporter. The Chevy Chase movie screwed up the plot thoroughly, by the way, but I am sure it made McDonald a lot of money. Good.