Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: recent finds

From: Ed Lynskey (
Date: 12 Jul 2006

I read all the PI Max Thursday books a couple of years ago and liked them. One of the early titles (I can't remember which) stumbled a bit, but they were all solid reads, IMHO. The author collaboration (Bill Miller and Bob Wade) of all the Wade Miller titles made them special and wonderful.


--- mattiasjennerholm <> wrote:
> I am currently reading "Guilty Bystander" by W Miller. I think
> you are
> right it is the first Max Thursday book. Haven't read anything
> else by
> WM so cannot compare. Doesn't feel particularly dark though
> (not more
> than expected). Have read about half by now, so far a solid
> read,
> intelligent writing, but don't know what kind of twists are
> waiting.
> But seems to be a book I will be quite satisfied with when
> finished.
> cheers/Mattias
> --- In, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> >
> > I found the following books today. I know all of the
> authors, but not
> > the particular titles. I'd appreciate any opinions
> (intellectual or
> > plebian).
> >
> > Guilty Bystander by Wade Miller -- this is the first Max
> Thursday book,
> > right? I get the impression it's a bit darker/heavier than
> the later
> > entries in the series.
> > Hijack and The House Next Door by Lionel White -- all I've
> read by him
> > are The Killing and Hostage for a Hood. They also had The
> Merriweather
> > File (Affair?), but I passed.
> > Remember Me Always by Seymour Shubin -- never read him, but
> I've got his
> > new Hard Case Crime book.
> > The Steel Mirror by Donald Hamilton, Dell mapback -- I've
> enjoyed his
> > other standalones, looking forward to this early one.
> >
> > They also had copies of Richard Powell's Say It With Bullets
> (of which I
> > recently enjoyed the Hard Case Crime reprint) and
> Shoenfeld's Let Them
> > It Bullets (of which I have a reading copy), but both were
> pretty beat
> > up, not worth replacing the copies I have.
> >
> > Oh yeah, they had a couple of Gold Medals by Richard (I
> think) Telfair.
> > He any good?

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