Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS Digest V3 #227

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 09 May 2000

Mario Taboada wrote:

> By the way, I don't think Cleve Adams has been written about much. His extreme
> paranoia and fascistic attitudes would make a nice topic for a thesis, maybe in
> a double-barrelled study that also includes Spillane.

There's something about him in "Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers" (at least in some edition, I believe I've been using the third), but I just now can't remember what exactly.

I have one book by him, "Contraband", the Signet Book edition from 1951. I haven't read it yet, though. I believe Cleve Adams has been said to have been a friend of Chandler. Did he talk that Gestapo jazz with our nice Ray? (Well, we mustn't confuse the writings and the man!)


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