A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, February 3, 2017
2/3/1993 Death Watch is held
February 3, 1993. On this day Cynthia Harrod-Eagles' second novel about London copper Bill Slider was published. Death Watch features the murder by fire of a nasty travelling salesman. The New York Times said: "A lively and witty writer. Integrating romance
and suspense with the same artful grace she achieved in her first
mystery, the author is well on her way to an outstanding series."