A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
5/30/1992 Bloody Ten
May 30, 1992. This was the publication date for Bloody Ten, William Love's third mystery starring Francis X. Regan, a wheelchair-using bishop, and his assistant Davey Goldman. In this case an acquaintance of Davey is blamed for the murder of his newly-discovered half-brother.
If a detective who can't leave the house with a narrating assistant sounds familiar, Kirkus Reviews agreed with you. They said: "Though they still haven't escaped Nero Wolfe's portly shadow, Love's
homages have now gotten to be quite a treat in their own right."
There are several editions of Bloody Ten but I chose this cover to shame the publisher for the obvious typo. Tsk and Tsk.