A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Monday, May 22, 2017
5/22/1991 The Cruellest Month arrives
May 22, 1991. The Cruellest Month was published on this date. (Shouldn't it have been in April? T.S. Elliott said that April... oh, never mind.) It was the second book in Hazel Holt's series about Mrs. Malory. Mrs. M is doing research at Oxford and a librarian is killed. Boo!
Publishers Weekly called it "a civilized and tantalizing mystery"