RARA-AVIS: Re: Stephen Marlowe (Milton Lasser) Obituary in The Guardian

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 02 Jun 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Stephen D. Rogers"
<cc_sdr633@...> wrote:
> --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Raymond Tait" <raymond.tait@>
> wrote:
> > Michael Carlson also did the obituary of Richard Prather in the
> Guardian - it only took them six weeks to get that one in last year.
> >
> > http://www.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2044906,00.html
> >
> Prather as a thriller writer? I know
> the PI novel is supposedly in a slump,
> but still....
> Stephen
> http://www.stephendrogers.com

It is my impression that the term "thriller" is used more broadly than in the United States. For example, the back jacket copy of a 1961 book in Boardman's Bloodhound Mystery line, one of the most active British publishers of U.S. mystery and PI novels, celebrated its tenth anniversary: "First Bloodhound authors were Henry Kane HANG BY YOUR NECK and Fredric Brown MURDER IN MOODLIGHT. Today they are still writing top-notch thrillers; their latest being PRIVATE EYEFULL and KNOCK THREE-ONE-TWO respectively."

Perhaps one of the UK members of the list can speak to this point.

Richard Moore

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