RARA-AVIS: Re: Dewey; Macdonald; Gatsby

From: Juri Nummelin ( juri.nummelin@postikaista.net)
Date: 01 Dec 2004

James R:

> There's at least one Singer Batts novel earlier than that, HUE AND
CRY from
> 1944.

Yes, you're right. It was published in the UK as "The Murder of Marion Mason" [crappy title..] and later in the US as "Room for Murder" (Signet 1950). It's a Singer Batts novel according to Hubin, too.

I haven't read much by Dewey in recent years, but I
> think he was a fine writer with three worthwhile series to his
name --
> Singer Batts, Mac, and Pete Schofield in some Dell paperback
> Schofield being one of the few married PIs.

I've read one of the Schofield books and it was amusing alright.


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