From: Juri Nummelin ( juri.nummelin@pp.inet.fi)
Date: 10 Mar 2005

Frank Gruber's books about Johnny Fletcher are funny and mildly hardboiled. Belongs to the screwboiled genre (love that term!).
>From early fourties to early sixties, some of the books were

I don't find Henry Kane funny, but he tried to be. Same with Craig Rice.

David Dodge's books about Whit Whitney are strictly screwboiled.

In the pulps, I find the Mariano Mercado stories by D.L. Champion very funny. Peter Paige had some very funny stories in Dime Detective in the late fourties. And what about Seven Anderton, whom Richard Moore has praised very highly?

Merle Constiner's Western novels from the fifties and sixties are very tough and in their toughness there's a great deal of humour. I haven't read any of Constiner's crime stories or his sole novel of the genre, "Hearse of a Different Color".


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