Re: RARA-AVIS: Nick Carter - author questions & a Quiller question

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 23 Mar 2002

Doug Bassett wrote:

> --- James Reasoner <> wrote:
> > As to whether they're any good or not, it's been
> > over thirty years since I
> > read them. I seem to remember liking THE JUDAS SPY
> > a little better than SPY
> > CASTLE. All those early Carters are pretty
> > entertaining if you don't set
> > your expectations too high. They're nowhere near
> > the level of the Matt Helm
> > books, or even the Sam Durell series.
> I recently read my first Killmaster -- BERLIN -- and
> thought it was great fun, for what it was.
> Interested readers may want to check out
> That same site also has reviews of some other pulp
> series, most notably Eric Olsen's 'Black Samurai'
> series, which I have never seen, but which sounds
> interesting.

It's a shame that the author of that page has to flaunt his ignorance about Nick Carter's pre-pulp origins. Rip-off of Sherlock Holmes, indeed! Harrumph.

jess The Nick Carter Page

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