Re: RARA-AVIS: The Kanes

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 23 Apr 2000

Thanks to Richard Moore for the interesting complement about the Kanes which will be certainly more useful than my previous posting...

--- wrote:
> Henry Kane's Peter Chambers novels debuted in
> hardback in the late 1940s,
> perhaps a year or two later than Frank Kane's Johnny
> Liddell. Since I am in
> Brussels far away from my collection, I can't be
> precise on dates or
> publishers.

And... my own old collection is in Brussels! (not joking)

> I read and enjoyed both as a teenager but gradually
> favored Henry Kane. The
> Peter Chambers novels were sexy (for the time) and
> funny. Great snappy
> dialog. [snipped] I stopped buying Frank Kane.
> Richard Moore

So, maybe my first guess was wrong. But we came apparently both, Richard Moore and myself, to the same conclusion: One of them Kanes is to avoid...

E.Borgers Hard-Boiled Mysteries

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