RARA-AVIS: Daisy Bacon and Vin Packer: Nummelin

From: Todd Mason ( Todd.Mason@tvguide.com)
Date: 23 Aug 2001

I don't know if any of Marijane Meaker's Vin Packer books was PI, though I have one of her crime novels waiting for me to dip into at home (I suspect not, looks more like a PEYTON PLACE done Gold Medal style), so that was more a matter of proximity (since Meaker was, iirc, editing for Gold Medal). Daisy Bacon was editor of DETECTIVE STORY MAGAZINE and its offshoots in the
'40s, and I have the faint impression she also worked at Popular, whether beforehand with BLACK MASK, or after, when S&S sold DSM to Popular at the turn of the '50s.

Thanks for the recs on the novels, Juri...I think you'd be not disappointed by Paretsky's medium-boiled nor by Muller's socially-conscious realism...or, of course, her collabs with her husband. TM

-----Original Message----- From: Juri Nummelin [mailto: jurnum@utu.fi] On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Todd Mason wrote:

...despite the obvious presence of the likes of
> Daisy Bacon, "Craig Rice," Leigh Brackett, Marijane Meaker/Vin Packer, et
> alles...certainly the majority, but the near-totality?

Never heard of Daisy Bacon, who she? And did Vin Packer ever write PI books?

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