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Jiro Kimura (jkimura@nsknet.or.jp)
Mon, 15 Mar 1999 12:01:56 +0900 Jim Doherty wrote:
> The first Lew Archer novel I ever read was the first Lew Archer novel
> Macdonal ever wrote, *The Moving Target*. It's always held a place in
> my heart, particularly since the film version, *Harper* ("Lew Harper"
> is "Lew Archer" spelled sideways) is one of my favorite PI pictures.
> I also like *The Zebra-Striped Hearse* (which reminds me, there is a
> Macdonald parody entitled "The Peppermint-Striped Goodbye," but I
> can't remember the author's name). I think the Archer short story

"The Peppermint-Striped Goodbye" was written by *Ron Goulart*, printed in
the September 1965 issue of EQMM, and anthologized often.

> collection. *The Name is Archer*, and its expanded hardcover edition
> *Lew Archer - Private Investigator*, one of the best single author
> collections of PI short fiction ever assembled. Just as an aside, the
> very first Archer story in any medium, "Find the Woman," was first
> published in *EQMM* under Macdonald's real name, Kenneth Millar. At
> that time the character had a different name. Years later, when it

"Find the Woman" was printed in the June 1946 issue of EQMM, featuring
*Roger*, who changes his name to Lew Archer in the collection.

Jiro Kimura
Jiro Kimura
Kanazawa, JAPAN
e-mail: jkimura@nsknet.or.jp
The Gumshoe Site (http://www.nsknet.or.jp/~jkimura/)

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