Re: RARA-AVIS: Anthony Award Nominations

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 14 May 2002

Jim Doherty wrote:
> It's no surprise to most of you, I'm sure, that I'm a
> big fan of the original DRAGNET, the grand-daddy of
> all police procedurals in every medium. If you've got
> space on your ballot, I'd like to suggest Michael
> Hayde's exhaustive and entertaining history of the
> series, MY NAME'S FRIDAY. It was an Edgar nominee in
> the Critical/Biographical category, but since its
> subject matter is a TV show, and a hard-boiled one at
> that, I'm afraid the fan base that makes up most
> Bouchercon attendees will probably overlook this one,
> and it really deserves a nomination.

Hayde is a friend of mine and has performed extraordinary work in aid of my upcoming biography of George 'Superman' Reeves. His attention to detail is superb and he has a nice readable writing style. I hope his DRAGNET book gets the attention it deserves.

Jim Beaver

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