I hate to be the one to get off topic but I've just got a
quick question for Christa: have you got any new
hardboiled/noir novels in the offing? 'Money Shot' was
> I've been meaning to reply to this but haven't had a chance. I have
to agree with everyone
> else who said the Shell Scott books don't need to be read in order.
I started with Dig That
> Crazy Grave and didn't get around to Case of the Vanishing Beauty
until years later. They
> are fun, addictive and highly entertaining. Never too serious.
> Dagger of Flesh is not a Scott novel. It's not as dark as The
Peddler but not as tongue-
> in-cheek as the Scott books either. I haven't read every single
book Prather ever wrote
> but, although of course some are better than others, I have yet to
come across one I
> actively didn't like. However, I can see how he might rub certain
readers the wrong way.
> Enjoy and let us know what you think!
> - Christa
> --- In email@example.com, "Joy Matkowski" <jmatkowski1@>
> > I've got a pile of Richard S. Prathers and a few others. Which
should I read
> > first to let me know if I should read the rest?
> > Darling, It's Death
> > Always Leave 'Em Dying
> > Lie Down, Killer
> > Dance with the Dead
> > Over Her Dead Body
> > Dagger of Flesh
> > Case of the Vanishing Beauty
> > Prather & Marlowe:
> > Double in Trouble
> > Peter Rabe:
> > Code Name Gadget
> > Dig My Grave Deep
> > John Redgate:
> > The Killing Season
> > Joy
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