Re: RARA-AVIS: The Resurgence of the Spy Story

From: Scott Owen (
Date: 12 Jun 2002

>>Question: If espionage is suddenly back in favor, why
>is Donald Hamilton having such a hard time selling the
>latest (and most likely last) Matt Helm novel?

I've never been a Donald Hamilton fan. But I recall reading that the series suffered a definite decline as it aged. And the Dean Martin movies didn't do much for the long-term reputation of the series.

Sounds like a tough sell to me.


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