Re: RARA-AVIS: The Hitch-Hiker/Geoffrey Homes

From: Scott Owen (
Date: 24 Jul 2002

My personal experiences with Homes have been (save the outstanding BUILD MY GALLOWS HIGH/OUT OF THE PAST) uniformly negative. His specialty seems to have been standard genre "light-boiled" '40s style mysteries with minimal interest for the HB buff. Wasn't the consensus of our last discussion that GALLOWS was what he wanted to write & the others what he had to to keep the proverbial pot boiling?

I am curious as to what story "The Hitch-hiker" was based on.


>We discussed Homes not long ago. I've been reading Anthony
>Boucher's reviews from the 1940s, and Boucher had a high
>regard for Homes' books. That's a pretty good
>Bill Crider

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