Thursday, September 18, 2008

Saying Goodbye to Fletch

When you hear the word "Fletch," what comes to mind? For me, its Chevy Chase, who starred as I.M. Fletcher (Irwin Maurice Fletcher) in the 1985 film, Fletch. However, the man we should connect to the character is his creator, Gregory Mcdonald

Mr. Mcdonald had ties to Massachusetts--he was born in Shrewsbury, graduated from Harvard and was humanities editor and critic-at-large for the Boston Globe. He died on September 7, 2008 but will be remembered as a master of the mystery genre which is evidenced by his Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe awards in 1975 and 1977.

In tribute to him, check out one of his series--Fletch and Flynn (Francis Xavier Flynn)--in the library.

(Image above from Random House website.

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