Re: RARA-AVIS: Quiller

Date: 19 Dec 2001

Re john's comment below:

> This talk of Ambler reminds me of my first obsession
> - the Quiller
> series by Adam Hall/Elleston Trevor. These plots are
> certainly as dark
> and murky as anything in the traditional hard-boiled
> vein.

Brad recently mentioned Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm, a hard, tough, counter-intelligence operative who values professionalism above all else, sort of what the Continental Op might be if he was a secret agent instead of a PI.

Adam Hall's Quiller always struck me as sort of a British equivalent of Helm. Interestingly, both Hamilton and Hall lived in the Southwest at about the same time. That probably means nothing, but it's an interesting coincidence.


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