A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
6/14/1939 Montalban born in Barcelona
June 14, 1939. Manuel Vázquez Montalbán was born on this date in Barcelona. He wrote many books and more than a dozen involved a detective named Pedro Carvalho. The first book (1972) was entitled I Killed Kennedy. Among Carvalho's bad habits was a tendency to use books from his own library as firewood. (Shudder.)