RARA-AVIS: Dan J. Marlowe

McHale, Steve (SMcHale@filenet.com)
Thu, 9 Dec 1999 07:36:34 -0800

        Tim: unfortunately, you found one of the bad ones. As I recall, only the first two from the Drake series were worth it. Don't give up on Marlowe. I noticed Bookman's on your message. Do you live in Orange County? If so, I recommend some great bookstores in Long Beach.

> Based on the raves I read here, I went down to Bookman's and bought their
> only Dan J. Marlowe. Operation Flashback, written in 1970, must be one of
> the international spy efforts. It is awful. Like, maybe second runner-up
> in
> a Matt Helm wannabe contest. Thing is, the cover said it won a 1st prize
> from the Mystery writers of America. Did I miss something?
> Any thoughts?
> Tim Oliver.

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