Re: RARA-AVIS: Raoul Whitfield's Green Ice

From: William Denton (
Date: 04 Nov 2004

On 26 October 2004, Michael Robison wrote:

: From what I hear, Whitfield and Hammett were drinking buddies, whiling
: away the hours debating the way a hardboiled story should be told. I
: see a lot of similarity in their writing styles.

Hammett later started having it off with Mrs. Whitfield. Joan Mellen's HELLMAN AND HAMMETT says:

"It was at this time [January 1936] that, weakened as he was by lung disease, venereal disease, and alcoholism, Dash began a relationship with Pru Whitfield, the wife of BLACK MASK writer Raoul Whitfield, who had himself fallen ill with tuberculosis."


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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