Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett nominees

From: James Reasoner (
Date: 05 Mar 2003

----- Original Message ----- From: "JIM DOHERTY" <> To: <> Sent: Wednesday, March 05, 2003 4:20 PM Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Hammett nominees

> James,
> Re your seculation below:
> > I think Owen Parry is really techno-thriller writer
> > Ralph Peters, who uses
> > the Parry name for his historical mysteries. Not a
> > hundred per cent certain
> > of that, however.
> I met Owen Parry (his real name) at a Bouchercon a few
> years ago. He's a native Pennsylvanian, late 20-ish
> early 30-ish, blonde, bespectacled. I've never met
> Ralph Peters. If you know Peters personnaly, could
> they be the same guy?

I don't know Peters at all, was just going by memory of something I'd read, so I did some searching on the Internet and found several references to a story in the Washington Post saying that Peters and Parry are the same person. Now, I'm not sure I'd believe something just because it says so in the Washington Post, but that's the story as far as I know it.

I haven't read any books under either name so I can't speak for similarities in style or anything like that.


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