A daily note on some event in the history of mystery fiction.
Friday, September 8, 2017
9/8/1999 American Beauty blooms
September 8, 1999. This date saw the premiere of American Beauty, a stunning movie about a suburban dad who becomes obsessed with a friend of his daughter. It won five Oscars, including the second for Kevin Spacey. One of the most amazing things is that it begins by telling you the main character is murdered, and still manages a surprise ending.