RARA-AVIS: Re: Carver Bascombe

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@colba.net)
Date: 10 Jun 2000

>I saw a bunch of Carver Bascombe books by Ken Davis (first with someone
>else, forget who) in a bookstore the other day. Any opinions on the

Not as good or as hard as the Shaft books, but they're at least interesting for their peeks into various arts, and for being one of the longest-running series about a black eye (I've no idea whether Davis was black or not). I just finished the first by Davis alone, I think, THE FORZA TRAP (about opera), and it wasn't that good (a lot of clunky writing, and some good bits), but the series does get better, as Davis hits his stride.

A generally solid series of PBO's, nothing great, but not a complete waste of time. And Carver Bascombe has to be one of the more embarrassing monikers ever given to a P.I.

Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site http://www.colba.net/~kvnsmith/thrillingdetective/

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