RARA-AVIS: Re: crossover appearances

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 05 Nov 2007

No video or audio recording, alas. I have come to appreciate the mystery conventions that do tape and sell audio recordings of sessions.

I dug out my copy of THE CANA DIVERSION to recheck my memory about how the Puma murder was revealed in the blurb. The back cover blurb is headlined "He made a stupid mistake and it cost him his life!" Then the copy underneath:

"Joe Puma had been a private investigator for a long time. He should have known better than to meet a stranger on the outskirts of town-- especially a stanger with Mafia connections. It was a mistake that Puma didn't live to regret.

"Brock Callahan was another detective. He had worked a lot of cases with Joe Puma, and he couldn't let his friend's murder go unsolved. So he scoured the town searching for the reason for the killing, because he knew that when he found the reason he'd also find the killer.

"Unless the killer found him first!"

I wish I had brought a copy of the book to wave to those booing. Oh well...Looking at the book for the first time in years, I may reread it.I remember it as a very good novel and it would be interesting to see how well it stands up.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Curt Purcell" <curtpurcell@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Moore" <moorich@> wrote:
> >
> > And at that moment I was booed and hissed like I have never been
> > before or since. And there was no opportunity to explain. I was a
> > bum who violated the spoiler rules. Gault got a huge kick out of
> What a great story! A non-spoiler that sounds like the hugest
> in the world, thrown right in the faces of a convention of mystery
> fans, who of course hate spoilers with a passion. I don't suppose
> there's any video?

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