Re: RARA-AVIS: More on James Atlee Phillips

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 27 Sep 2000 wrote:

> First of all, thanks Bill for reminding me where I read extended comments by
> Chandler on Phillips. It was driving me batty because I couldn't remember
> where I had seen it. The original blurb used on the Gall books was from
> personal correspondence between Chandler and Phillips. It's covered in the
> Nevins interview. Crider may remember more details.

So it must've been Phillips who suggested the use of Chandler's words in his Fawcett books.

> And, Juri, my "his" did refer to Phillips, as he wrote THE DEADLY MERMAIDS.
> It is better than average but not Phillips' best. I do not recall when he
> died and am far removed at present from normal references. I'm sure someone
> can supply that.

Hopefully. Anyone?

> As for Charles McCarry, all that I have read by him has been at a very high
> level. Try his TEARS OF AUTUMN.

Luckily that one's been translated, will try! Thanks for the recommendation!


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