RARA-AVIS: Ed McBain/Evan Hunter

From: Scott W. Ulrey ( ae238@acorn.net)
Date: 17 Nov 2000

>Then again, did McBain really have any status as a
>"real" author back then? I of course don't know how he
>was regarded in Japan, but in Sweden he was essentially
>unknown in 1963 -- just another one of all those obscure
>paperback hacks. Hammett, OTOH, might very well have been
>regarded as a classic.

In 1955 (or so) Ed McBain/Evan Hunter was probably best known

for his novel/movie "Blackboard Jungle" which made him a little

less obscure in America. Fairly big film for it's time.

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