A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
3/18/1954 Marko Vukcic is murdered
March 18, 1954. On this date Marko Vukcic was gunned down in New York City. Besides being the owner of Rusterman's, a posh eatery, he was also the best friend of Nero Wolfe. His death led Wolfe and Archie Goodwin on one of their most spectular - and frankly unbelievable - adventures. The Black Mountain found the rotund detective marching his seventh-of-a-ton through the hills of Yugoslavia, his homeland, in search of the killer. Does Wolfe find him? Well, duh.