Re: RARA-AVIS: "William Arden" and the Three Investigators

From: William Denton (
Date: 24 May 2005

On 20 May 2005, Dennis Lynds wrote:

: Sometimes I had to write the outline five or six times before approval,
: and then always had to rewrite the manuscript. (Many years later Gayle
: took a shot at the Crimebuster Series and had exactly the same problem.
: It drove her crazy.) There were even ideas Jenny NEVER approved. I
: still have one in the drawer. The writing itself was even difficult
: because you were so limited in vocabulary, situations, violence, etc.

I can imagine that fitting the formula and the rules must have been hard, especially when in most books there has to be a reason for people to hire three teenage boys, who get around on bikes and leaved chalked question marks on walls, instead of calling the cops. Thanks for the background on your work on the series. These peeks behind the scenes are really interesting.



William Denton : Toronto, Canada :

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