Re: RARA-AVIS: Murder off the Rack

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 25 Apr 2000

Bill Crider wrote:
> Ron: MURDER OFF THE RACK, edited by Jon Breen, has essays on Ed Lacy, Vin
> Packer, Jim Thompson, Harry Whittington (I wrote this one), Marvin H.
> Albert, Charles Williams, Donald Hamilton, Peter Rabe, The Executioner
> series, Warren Murphy (rara-avian Dick Lochte wrote this one). It's a very
> short book, about the length of a Gold Medal original, so if you're looking
> for lots of pages for your bucks, this ain't the book to buy. The quality,
> however, is outstanding. Well, at least in two cases.

Make that three cases. Donald E. Westlake's essay on Peter Rabe is also outstanding, and critically on the money.


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