From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 26 Jul 2003

Mark Hall

> You can get copies of REH's "Queen of the Black Coast" for much
> cheaper than that. I forget which of the Lancer/Ace Conan volumes it
> is in (edited by DeCamp); but they crop up on eBay and abebooks for just
> a few books each. It is also collected in one of the Gollancz/Millennium
> Fantasy Masterworks volumes by REH. I am at work now and will check when
> I get home.
> In Don Herron's DARK BARBARIAN, one of the essays there makes a very
> strong
> case for many of REH's stories being "hard-boiled" in tone, plot, theme,
> etc.
I sold all my Howard books except for the Lancer Conan series. It's in Conan of Cimmeria by Howard, Sprague De Camp and Lin Carter.

I've read most of Howard. I wouldn't call his books hard boiled, but a lot might qualify as noir. Mark

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