Re: RARA-AVIS: "Evan Hunter" et al ...

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 28 Feb 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Williams" <>

Bill wrote:
> He doesn't like to be reminded of his birth
> > name, as I think Richard Moore can attest. I believe
> > Richard asked him about it at the Omaha Bouchercon.
> >
John wrote:
> I too can attest to this - a quick search for Lombino in the archives will
> find the story of how McBain came to accuse me of anti-Italian-Americanism
> (and immortalise my name in an 87th precinct novel)

The Steve Carella rant you refer to is quoted on McBain's website Sadly, it stops short of the bit where your name is mentioned, John (or is this the expurgated version?).


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