Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Mystery Monthly June 1976/ Moore

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 17 Jan 2006

It's the Raven second printing, and thanks for pointing out that cigarette thing. The last 50 pages or so I finished last night had an incredible amount of cigarette lighting, plus a cigar or two, and I yearned to chain-smoke two or three packs of Kools.
    And I guessed the villain all wrong.


Richard Moore wrote:
> Thanks Joy, that makes my day! If you have the newspaper reporterish
> cover, it is the second edition with the blood on the typewriter
> cover. The first cover had a long cigarette ash that burned down from
> an ashtray into drops of blood. It proved to me the artist had read
> the story. When I wrote the novel I was quitting smoking and to
> compensate I had my first person protagonist light up every time I
> wanted a cigarette. As I craved a smoke every waking minute, my
> character became a chain-smoker.
> Glad you are enjoying it.

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