Re: RARA-AVIS: God is a Bullet

Mark Sullivan (
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 23:12:11 -0400 (EDT) As far as remakes go, there was a controversy during the early 1980s
about Dimitri Gat's two Nevsky mysteries. Although they were set in
Pittsburgh and had plenty of local flavor, they were pretty blatant
rip-offs of Travis McGee novels, not just the plots, either, there were
whole paragraphs that were nearly identical. The second, Nevsky's
Demon, was "based on" Dreadful Lemon Sky. The first, Nevsky's Return,
was "based on" another, Empty Copper Sea if I recall. Somebody pointed
this out to MacDonald and the books were soon withdrawn.


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