Re: RARA-AVIS: An opinion of John D. MacDonald

From: George C. Upper III (
Date: 06 Aug 2002

--- Bludis Jack <> wrote:
> It is my opinion that John D. MacDonald is the
> most overlooked and underappreciated of the great
> PI writers--although technically he is not a PI.

I agree, having said it many times before. JDM wasn't just a great crime writer--he was a great writer.

> I like some of his non-McGees even better than
> the McGees.

APRIL EVIL jumps to mind. ON THE RUN would have jumped to mind, but I had to go look up the title--the ending of this one is just fantastic, and dark, dark, dark. I have recently picked up a bunch of the non-McGees, and I'll probably use GM month as an excuse to jump ahead on my TBR shelf and read some of them.


===== George C. Upper III, Editor The Lightning Bell Poetry Journal

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