About the Kingsley-Smith, Murder of an old-time movie star,
c1983. I wrote in my notebook: "Original Pinnacle Books ed.
Memoir of Pete McCoy about scandals in Hollywood in 30s with
a movie star, etc. Real lousy." I seem to remember it was
probably based on one of those actual events but can't
remember which movie star it would have been.In "Mystery
lovers companion" by Art Bourgeau he says:"A fun read about
the murder of an old movie star. A little like Stuart
Kaminsky". (Maybe that's why I don't read SK anymore?)
About Rim of the pit by Hake Talbot: Just checked my ed of
1001 midnights and see it was reviewed inside by Pronzini.
"In 1981 a panel of experts on the impossible crime story
selected "Rim of the pit as second only to John Dickson
Carr's The three coffins among the finest novels of this
type. " I think I ought to go find my copy and reread it.
Sounds really terrific. Marian P in Israel
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