RE: RARA-AVIS: John Lawrence

From: Anders Engwall (
Date: 06 Oct 2007

That's my theory as well. The question is really if there is a shorter version of FATAL STEP, or if the Swedish publishers did the editing themselves. If the latter is the case they actually did a pretty good job. It's not just a case of deleting certain segments, but large parts are totally rewritten. And not too badly, either.

Odd thing is, only Max Thursday had his name changed. The other characters - Austin Clapp, Merle Osborn etc - all kept theirs.



From: [mailto:] On Behalf Of Juri Nummelin Sent: den 6 oktober 2007 12:14 To: Subject: RARA-AVIS: John Lawrence



about the apocryphal Wade Miller: I think the Swedish publisher was just trying to avoid the copyright issues. There was a John Lawrence who wrote hardboiled crime for the pulps in the thirties and fourties, but I don't think he ever wrote anything in book length.


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