>There is one writer who I think comes close to
>Prather's humor-detection mix - Warren Murphy. Has there been any discussion
>of his "Digger" and "Trace" books on this list? And if not, why not?
And Bill wrote:
>Maybe Digger and Trace aren't hardboiled enough for
the list. Both Digger
>and Trace are pretty much the same guy, and I think the books in both
>series (or maybe it's the same series) are very funny.
Hard-boiled, schmard-boiled. They are indeed a hoot, wherever
they fall on the Raravometer. Whaddya mean, though, Bill,
they're pretty much the same guy? They ARE the same
It always bugged me that the Digger/Trace books just faded
away, and a few years later Evanovich and Coben scored big
with the same sort of humour/detection/medium-boiled
approach. Maybe Warren should have Trace dust off the gold
frog microphone, get the vodka out of the freezer, and take
another whack at it, just for fun.
Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site http://www.colba.net/~kvnsmith/thrillingdetective/
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