A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
5/17/1991 Invitation to a Yellow Dog Party
May 17, 1991. Earl Emerson had two careers for many years. He said that one reason he became a fireman was he knew that, while waiting for a call, he would have time to work on novels.
One of his series was about Seattle private eye Thomas Black. In Yellow Dog Party, published on this date, Black gets what seems like an easy job. Four middle-aged men want him to trace down the women of their dreams. Sounds like fun, right? But that's before the murder, and the three thugs in Miss Piggy masks who try to hang our hero...