Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: HB v. Noir, Monthly films, Palmetto

James & Livia Reasoner (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 23:44:21 -0500 > Finally, I just saw Palmetto. Only two comments about it in the
> archives. The first one was, has anybody read the book? The second
> one was, the author was a plagiarist.

I've read this comment before about James Hadley Chase but have never known
the details of the case. Just how much of a plagiarist was he, and from
which writers did he swipe? Anybody know?

The Chase novels I've read have been entertaining but certainly nothing
special. For British hardboiled from that time period, I much prefer the
Slim Callaghan books by Peter Cheyney. Cheyney is another author we should
consider reading somewhere along the line.

James Reasoner

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