Re: RARA-AVIS: A Footnote - Woolrich and Bardin

Duane Spurlock (
Sun, 4 Apr 1999 19:27:56 -0400 >>Has there ever been a discussion here of the work
>> of John Franklin Bardin? I had some problems with BLUE TAIL FLY, but
>> think that THE DEADLY PERCHERON is wonderful.

I don't recall any previous mentions of Bardin here. I read THE LAST OF
PHILIP BANTER a few years ago. DEVIL TAKE THE BLUE TAIL FLY has been on my
TBR pile since then. But other things keep popping up and moving it further
down the list!

As I recall, BANTER was interesting. In some ways it reminded me of
Woolrich, but without the heavy-handed stylizations that Woolrich sometimes
provides. Other than that, I don't really recall details. Are Bardin's books
still in print? -- Duane

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