RARA-AVIS: Re: Willeford question

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 15 May 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Richard Moore" <moorich@...> wrote:
> In Allen Hubin's usually very accurate massive bibliography CRIME
> FICTION IV, Pauline C(Coggeshall) Smith (1908-1994) is listed as the
> author of two novels CARNAL GREED (Newstand Library 1960) and NOTHING
> BUT BLOOD (Chicago Paperback House 1962).
> Hubin does not indicate she was a penname of Robert A. Arthur, radio
> producer and writer for programs such as "The Mysterious Traveler"
> and "Murder by Experts", both of which won MWA Edgars. He was also
> ghost editor for many of the Alfred Hitchcock anthologies and the
> author of many fine short stories himself. By the way, a few years
> ago I discovered a truly fine writer by the name of Elizabeth Arthur
> and only belatedly learned that she was the daughter of Robert A.
> Arthur.
> Pauline C. Smith did have many stories in the mystery digests. She
> may have also had other novels published (sleeze and otherwise) but
> Hubin only covers crime fiction.

Only a serious comparison of writing style could clarify this, probably. Smith versus Arthur and possibly versus LaSalle. And who else?



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