A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, May 19, 2017
5/19/1992 The Woman Who Married A Bear
May 19, 1992. The title gets your attention, doesn't it? The Woman Who Married A Bear was John Straley's first novel about Cecil Younger, a private eye in Sitka, Alaska. The title refers to a Tlingit myth, which is told to Cecil by an elderly native AMierican who hires Tlingit to investigate the murder of her son.
Publishers Weekly said it was "a book whose unique, fully fleshed-out characters readers will be eager to see again."