Re: RARA-AVIS: Barry Gifford/Kent Nelson

From: R. & J. Clinton (
Date: 18 Aug 2006

Yes, Gifford wrote THE STRAIGHT MAN under the Kent Nelson pseudonym. I believe THE STRAIGHT MAN was the first in the Black Lizard series. It's been a while since I've read it, but I don't recall being overly impressed with it at the time. Fortunately, the series continued in spite of it, rather than because of it.

Ron C.

----- Original Message ----- From: "m23to53" <> To: <> Sent: Friday, August 18, 2006 10:44 AM Subject: RARA-AVIS: Barry Gifford/Kent Nelson

> Have just come across the odd reference on the internet (I think an
> Amazon reviwer is the primary source) to the fact that Barry Gifford
> apparently wrote 'The straight man' as Kent Nelson.
> Hubin's 'Crime Fiction' lists Nelson as a pseudonym. If it is, is the
> Gifford attribution correct?
> Thanks
> John

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