RARA-AVIS: Re: Macdonald, Gatsby, etc.

From: Richard Moore ( moorich2@aol.com)
Date: 30 Nov 2004

Dewey had a novel entitled DRAW THE CURTAIN in 1947 and the next came in 1953 entitled EVERY BET'S A SURE THING. I am nearly certain that the 1953 novel was a Mac book and think the earlier one might have been as well. However, my admittedly distant memory of the Mac series is that it took a touchy-feely turn in the early 1960s as represented by such Mac novels as A SAD SONG SINGING (1963) and DON'T CRY FOR LONG (1964).

Gault's non-series and Edgar-winning DON'T CRY FOR ME came in 1952 or 1953 and the first Brock the Rock Callahan book came within a year or two.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Crider" <bcrider@h...> wrote:
> Mr. T said, "I think that both Dewey and Gault *preceded*
> . . ."
> Macdonald's first book as Macdonald (first Archer) was published
in 1949.
> Dewey had published novels before then (so had Macdonald, as
Millar), but I
> don't think they featured Mac.
> I'm not sure when Gault's first novels appeared, but the first
Puma was an
> early Ace Double under the Roney Scott pen name. And that Puma
wasn't the
> same Puma as the later Puma. That's all I'm gonna say about
that. Callahan
> came along about the same time.
> Bill Crider

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