Re: RARA-AVIS: Bouchercon

From: Bill Crider (
Date: 21 Oct 2003

I sent this much earlier, but it seems to have bounced. So I'm trying it again.

My wife and I got in from the Bouchercon last night. It was nice to meet a couple of the rara-avians who attended, and I was impressed with some of the items in the dealers' room even if I couldn't afford them.

One thing I liked getting a look at was the movie script that Jonathan Latimer wrote for RED HARVEST. Even Bill Nolan, who's finishing up his third book on Hammett, didn't know the script existed. (As an aside here, Nolan, Joe Gores, and Steve Mertz did a very entertaining panel on Hammett and Chandler.) The script was a little bit more than I could afford (around
$4500), was was the original Willeford manuscript offered by the same dealer
(for over $9000). The beautiful first of FAREWELL, MY LOVELY was less pricey but still way out of my range.

Bill Crider

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