A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
4/25/1996 Come to Grief comes to Edgar
May 25, 1996. On this date the Mystery Writers of America gave the Edgar Award for Best Novel of the year to Come to Grief. It was Dick Francis' third win and he remains the only person to score a hat trick in that category. While Francis didn't write many novels about the same character, this was the third book about Sid Halley, a former jockey who turned private eye after losing an arm in a racing injury. (The second book in the series, Whip Hand, was also an Edgar winner).