Re: RARA-AVIS: Off-trail Defective Detectives

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 01 Feb 2000

Kent Johnson wrote:
> I was reading a western story today which reminded me of the Defective
> Detective thread here. The story, called "The Sound of Gunfire," by John
> O'Reilly, originally appeared in FAMOUS WESTERN in 1949 and was reprinted
> in the excellent 1952 Scott Meredith anthology, BAR 1 ROUNDUP.
> The main character is a deadly gunfighter who goes around righting wrongs,
> but is -- wait for it -- blind!

Makes me think of that great Japanese action series about Zatoichi, the blind swordsman, whose senses are so acute he can pluck a fly out of the air with his chopsticks.


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