Re: RARA-AVIS: Thanks for all the suggestions

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 18 Aug 2003

From: "Mark Sullivan" <>

> Speaking of Lionel White, I picked up Hostage for a Hood yesterday. Is
> it a good one?

I tend to think of Lionel White as the Jeffrey Deaver of his day. Maybe not one of the best writers around, but definitely one of the best plotters.
"Hostage" is one of White's better efforts. I also liked "Clean Break" (aka
"The Killing") and "The Money Trap." I'm surprised no one has mentioned Day Keene ("Home Is The Sailor", for example), Wade Miller ("Guilty Bystander"), Peter Rabe ("The Box"), Robert Colby ("The Captain Must Die"), Thomas B. Dewey ("A Sad Song Singing"), John D MacDonald ("Soft Touch"), James McKimmey ("Cornered!") and Bruno Fischer ("Fools Walk In") as reprint candidates. They could all write a bit. If they have been mentioned, my apologies for the oversight on my part.

Al Guthrie

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