RARA-AVIS: Re: Humour

From: knucklelullaby ( ikon@navitaire.com)
Date: 10 Mar 2005

The Merle Constiner "Luther McGavock" stories are great! Battered Silicon Press put out a collection of all his "Dean" stories from Dime Detective. It's a bit pricey though. If possible you should try Robert Reeves "Cellini Smith" stories. If you need copies of the stories send me an email off line and I can hook you up. Your Pal, Bill

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Juri Nummelin"
<juri.nummelin@p...> wrote:
> 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
> paperbacks.
> 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".
> Juri

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