A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
8/10/1992 Jimmy Buffett, meet Joe Merchant
August 10, 1992. On this date Jimmy Buffett's first novel was published. Where is Joe Merchant? is
about a rock star, missing and possibly dead in the Caribbean, and the
seaplane-flying Vietnam vet who goes looking for him. Buffett is, of
course, a pop star in his own right, and the king of Carib tourist
music. Kirkus Reviews called it "a relaxed and rambling novel... The unitiiated may be baffled; his fans will be enchanted."