Re: RARA-AVIS: Today's finds

From: Bill Crider (
Date: 29 May 2005

I can't tell you where to start on that list of great finds, Jim. DEADLY SHADE OF GOLD is one of my favorites in the McGee series, and THE EXECUTIONERS is the basis for the movie versions of CAPE FEAR and a very good standalone.

I like all those early "Richard Stark" books, though I believe some rara-avians don't care for them. Anyway, THE OUTFIT is a good one and certainly worth a try if you're not already familiar with Westlake as Stark.

Probably I'm the only one on this list who'd recommend THE LONG WAIT. In some ways it's my favorite of Spillane's books (for what that's worth), wild, woolly, and completely unbelieveable. But a lot of fun ( for me). I wrote the entry in 1001 MIDNIGHTS on that one.

And if you've never read Stephen Marlowe's Chester Drum books or Prather's Shell Scott, DOUBLE IN TROUBLE might interest you. It's told in alternating chapters from each p.i.'s unique point of view.

O.T. Comment: I enjoyed the final DEADWOOD of the season. Ellsworth's wedding was a highlight.

Bill Crider

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