A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Sunday, April 16, 2017
4/16/1991 Night of the Ice Storm
April 16, 1991. This date saw the publication of David Stout's second novel, following the Edgar-winning Carolina Skeletions. Like his first book, Night of the Ice Storm involves the investigation of a murder that happened decades before. Reviewer Marilyn Stasio in the New York Times called it "coolly terrifying" and "killingly suspenseful."