RARA-AVIS: John K. Butler's Steve Midnight

William Denton (buff@pobox.com)
Sat, 24 Apr 1999 23:36:22 -0400 (EDT) The third Toronto pulp show was today, and I went down again to look
around. I got various things, including a book of short stories by Gerald
Kersh, who was first made known to me here on the list. I also got _The
Pigskin Bag_ by Bruno Fischer.

"Pulp Adventures" #11 (Fall 1998) had an article on John K. Butler, who
wrote stories featuring Rex Lonergan, Rod Case (a telephone company
investigator!), Tricky Enright, and Steve Midnight. Adventure House has
reprinted all the Midnight stories (nine, I think) in one volume, _At the
Stroke of Midnight_. It looked good, but I didn't get it, and of course
now I think I should have. Anyone familiar with the Midnight stories, or
other Butler stuff? He has a story in Goulart's _Hard-Boiled Dicks_, but
I don't remember it.

Trviai: Butler is in that famous photo of the "Black Mask" writers,
sitting beside Chandler.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.vex.net/~buff/ : Caveat lector.

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