RARA-AVIS: Say It With Bullets

From: DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net
Date: 27 Jun 2006

I finished reading Richard Powell's books last night. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The surprise wasn't much of a surprise, but the plot moved along well, the characters were fun and there was a fair amount of humor with the suspense.

The cover of the Hard Case Crime reprint mentions that Powell is also the author of A Shot in the Dark. This is the same Shot in the Dark as the second Inspector Clouseau movie, right? Has anyone read the book? I'm guessing the movie is pretty different from the book? Sure, there's a lot of humor in Say It With Bullets, but it is definitely not a parody or spoof. There is certainly none of the slapstick or buffoonery so well portrayed by Peter Sellers (in fact, how would one write such visual material on the page?). Is the book even set in Europe? Is there a scene in a nudist colony? Do the movie and book have anything more in common than the "who was in whose room when the shot was fired" set-up?


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