A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6/27/1991 Shot appears
June 27, 1991. I almost went with the headline "Parnell Hall gets Shot," but I didn't want to traumatize anyone. This was the publication date for Shot, the seventh volume in Hall's series about Stanley Hastings, private eye and part-time actor. (Most of them have one-word titles: Detective, Scam, Juror...But the latest is A Fool For A Client.) In The New York TImes Book Review, Marilyn Stasio called it a "forever-fresh series."