Re: RARA-AVIS:Dan Marlowe

From: Ron Clinton (
Date: 06 Jun 2000

> In regards to the recent Parker thread, does anyone else remember an old
> series character
> named Earl Drake? I think the author's name is Dan Marlowe. The first
> two (The Name of
> the Game is Death & One Endless Hour) were pretty good first-person crime
> novels. After
> that they petered out into standard espionage fare, although I think one
> the later novels
> (Operation Flashpoint) won an Edgar. But to me, the espionage novels were
> just more
> water over the same teabag.

I'm a huge Dan Marlowe fan - but I couldn't agree more. He wrote a good number of other hb novels that were not part of this series - but after the two you mention, the Operation... novels were substandard at best.

Ron Clinton

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