Re: RARA-AVIS: Recent Acquisitions

Date: 28 Dec 2005


Re your message below:

> At the moment I'm reading James Michael Ullman's THE
> NEON HAYSTACK (1963). Anyone read it? It was a
hardback > originally and I believe it won a contest of
> some sort (perhaps Edgar for the best first novel?).

Ir was nominated for best 1st of 1963 but lost to Cornelius Hirschberg's FLORENTINE FINISH, sort-of-private-eye novel featuring Saul Handy, Chicago PI-turned-NYC-diamond-salesman.

Hirschberg was even more of a one-hit wonder than Ullman. FINISH was his only book, AFAIK.

That might also be a good MYSTERY FILE article. 1st novel Edgar winners who were never heard from again.


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