Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: Don Tracy

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 07 Oct 2000

Dick Lochte wrote:

> I see that there's a long story by Don Tracy in ORANGE PULP. I don't recall
> any mention of his Giff Speer series (Pocket Books 60s and 70s) on this
> list. But mention should be made. They are top of the line hardboiled
> novels. "Look Down On Her Dying" is one of the better entries, but they're
> all good. Tracy is very much the equal of Donald Hamilton and has the same
> sensibilities -- the pro's approach to handling tough problems. Does anybody
> know what happened to Tracy? And is the ORANGE PULP story new?

It cant' be, since Tracy died in 1976. Tracy wrote in 1934 the classic
"Criss-Cross" on which the Robert Siodmak film of the same name and Steven Soderbergh's "Underneath" are based.


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