From: Steve Lewis ( stevelewis62@cox.net)
Date: 13 Dec 2005

At 07:00 AM 12/13/2005, you wrote:
> >
> > Recently uploaded to my Mystery*File website is an interview that
>Ed Gorman
> > did with John D. MacDonald in the mid-1980s. It's at
> > http://www.mysteryfile.com/JDM/Interview.html. Among other
>things, JDM
> > talks about his early days as a writer and how Travis McGee came
> > be. The article is reprinted from The Big Book of Noir, but if
>you haven't
> > seen it, the interview is well worth reading. At least I think so!
>And over on FictionMags, a few of us are wondering about this claim
>of JDM's:
>What are some of your least favorite memories of that time?
>"... The clown who was taking my old pulp stories and changing the
>point of
>view and selling them to Manhunt. "
>Any likely suspects?
>Todd Mason


No one seems to have a clue, including Ed Gorman, nor does Peter Enfantino, who is doing the story-by-story guide to Manhunt for Mystery*File. (The latest of which is at http://www.mysteryfile.com/Digests/MMM3.html.)

I'm continuing to ask people who might know, but so far, not even a suggestion.



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