RARA-AVIS: Re: Edgar winners

From: Steve Lewis ( stevelewis62@cox.net)
Date: 29 Dec 2005

At 08:56 AM 12/29/2005, you wrote:
>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.


Like minds (both brilliant, I presume) travel in the same alleys. When I looked up Ullman and found Hirschberg, I was thinking the same thing. Winning an Edgar is no sure fire road to success. I seem to remember an article along this same line, somewhere, but even if there was, another one would be welcome.

Somebody's got to write it, though.


                                  Steve www.mysteryfile.com

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