RARA-AVIS: Re: Defective Bibliography and Jeremiah Healy

Kevin Smith (kvnsmith@total.net)
Sun, 4 Jan 1998 11:34:09 -0400 Bill Hagen wrote:

>Out of town and out of the loop, but came into the middle of a speculation
>about whether a story by Keene might exist in hardback. Didn't see the
>original post in this thread, but were the Popular Press (Bowling Green
>University Press) publications mentioned? Have the second, More Tales of
>the Defective Detective in the Pulps (ed. Hoppenstand, Roberts and Browne),
>which doesn't have anything by Keene (Gray, Jacobsons, Kobler, & Bryne are
>represented), but the first anthology, (Tales of...) coedited by Gary
>Hoppenstand, might have something.

Actually, that's the story. A Keene story is listed on the copyright page
of the first volume of Defective Detectives, but doesn't actually appear
in the book.

And Paul U. wrote:

>Sorry to take up bandwith people but could someone ask
>Mr. Healy (or could Mr. Healy himself) to please contact me
>when he has time, I know that he's very busy. This is in
>regards to a John Francis Cuddy website we (Mr. Healy and myself) discussed
>a while back.

Well, if there finally is a Cuddy site, that would be great. I just
finished the latest paperback in the series, Invasion of Privacy, and I was
very impressed. I'd always enjoyed the series (and the short stories), but
this one just blew me away. Healy seems to have taken several good ideas
from several other thrillers and detective yarns, and woven them into his
best book yet. It's almost frightening to think, after a dozen books or so,
that Healy's just warming up. I nominate the Cuddy series as the best
series yet featuring a detective who talks to his dead wife.

I hope you get that site going, Paul. Keep us informed.

Kevin Smith
Web Guy for The Thrilling Detective Web Site
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