Re: RARA-AVIS: Wade Miller & Whit Masterson = best reads, most desired...??

From: AP McQuiddy (
Date: 04 Jul 2006

Thanks, Mark & Jim, for your responses...
  Mark: DEVIL MAY CARE is actually one that I was looking to read, soon. Glad to see that my gut choice has some merit! And BADGE OF EVIL is in my sights, too, for the very reasons you cite.
  Jim: Great, detailed breakdown... I'm halfway thru GUILTY BYSTANDER now, and wholeheartedly agree with your praise of it.
  While I haven't read the book 711 - OFFICER NEEDS HELP, I did catch the film inspired by the book, WARNING SHOT, which was well done. Will be interesting to compare the two, once I get the book.
  PLAY LIKE YOU'RE DEAD is, by sheer luck, the one WM hardcover that I own, thus far. I realize that both 711 and PLYD are Bob Wade-only Masterson works, but I don't consider that a detriment in any way, as Wade has stated that he and Miller worked at each becoming balanced contributors to their WM writings, rather than Specialists (such as one concentrating on Plot, the other on Character). The quality of Bob's stand-alone WM work suggests that their plan was successful.
  I was originally tempted to start my Max Thursday readings with DEADLY WEAPON, as it's a "prequel" to the MT sextet, proper...but went with GB, in the end.
  Didn't know HAMMER IN HIS HAND's plot, and appreciate your insights re: SotL -- not to mention your keeping Spoilers out of your description. ;)
  Intriguing choices, guys --- hope more folks will add their 2-cents!!
  Best an' all,

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