RARA-AVIS: Re: Frank Gruber's Johnny Fletcher

From: lewis1574 ( stevelewis62@cox.net)
Date: 06 Jun 2006

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Ed Lynskey <e_lynskey@...> wrote:
> There's been recent discussion of Frank Gruber and in the
> rara-avis archives. I finished reading his short, fast-paced
> _Swing Low, Swing Dead_ Johnny Fletcher mystery and liked it.
> Gruber has a colloquial, breezy pulp prose style. Fletcher's
> wrestling sidekick, Sam Cragg, adds to the fun. This plot
> concerns a purloined rock-and-roll song titled "Apple Taffy".
> My paperback is a Belmont PBO without a publication date
> included. Anybody have any idea (1960s)?
> Ed Lynskey


You're right. The book's a paperback original from 1964. The funny thing is, I've had my copy of the book ever since then -- I bought mine new -- and it never dawned on me that it was a paperback original until you mentioned it. And from your dandy description, it also occurs to me that maybe it's time for me to sit down and actually read it.



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