A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, September 1, 2017
9/1/1994 Lee Child starts to write
September 1, 1994. August of 1994 was a bad month for Jim Grant. He was fired after almost 20 years at British Granada Television. So on September first he sat down with $6 worth of paper and pencils and began to write a book. It was published as Killing Floor under the pen name Lee Child.
The first Jack Reacher novel was so successful that Child starts each new book on September first. Millions of readers are glad of it.