Re: RARA-AVIS: Old Nick

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 20 Dec 2000

Bill Crider wrote:

> I've read quite a few of the Nick Carter books (even wrote one of them,
> published 20 years ago next month, my first sale!), and they're very
> uneven. A lot depends on the author. Mike Avallone wrote the first six or
> so, and Bob Randisi and Bob Vardeman wrote quite a few. Martin Cruz Smith
> wrote a couple. Dwight V. Swain (author of the classic "Bring Back my
> Brain," one of Richard Moore's faves) did one. Manning Lee Stokes was a
> regular. There were lots of others.

Bill's and Jack Davis's Carter is a pretty good one in the series. The best one I've read in the series is Randisi's "The Greek Summit". Michael Collins's (or his wife's, as Hawk's pseudonyms says) books in the series are also good. The one I've read from Stokes was very very very weird and maybe funny, too.

But what's this about Swain's "Bring Back My Brain"? I've been doing some research about Swain, do tell me more!


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