RARA-AVIS: Oliver Bleeck

From: Juri Nummelin ( jurnum@utu.fi)
Date: 29 Jul 2000

I just finished Ross Thomas's "The Procane Chronicles" and am now reading "The Brass Go-Between", which were published under the Oliver Bleeck byline. They are very good, especially "The Brass Go-Between". There seems to be influence of John D. MacDonald, but Philip St. Ives totally lacks the implausibility of Travis McGee. I also like about St. Ives's indifference, it makes him look more real.

One question: Both of the novels were translated as paperbacks, but were they paperback originals when they first appeared?

Juri jurnum@utu.fi

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