Re: RARA-AVIS: Another Query

Ann Theis (
Fri, 09 Jul 1999 10:16:20 -0400

> This interesting profession was mentioned on the "Dishonourable
> Writing Awards" web site. (
> Can anybody identify the masterpiece which has won the prize for
> detective fiction or is it just a hoax?

I think this is the Dark and Stormy Night aka the Bulwer-Lytton annual fiction contest to compose the worst first sentence in the worst novel. It has spawned several books. New winners will be posted next week for 1999.

The official website is :

Ann, Overbooked

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