STRIP FOR MURDER has the funniest scene in the whole Shell Scott series, as far as I'm concerned. Those who have read it probably know which scene I'm talking about.
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From: Ed Lynskey
Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2008 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: RARA-AVIS: Shell Scott
Your reading experience with Shell Scott is similar to mine. He's an author to read on occasion for a change of pace. I've a copy of his STRIP FOR MURDER around somewhere I'll probably give a try this summer. Shell Scott is a good summertime leisurely read.
--- On Wed, 7/2/08, Joy Matkowski <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: Joy Matkowski <email@example.com>
> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Shell Scott
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> Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 12:39 PM
> On my summer vacation, I read Prather's Case of the
> Vanishing Beauty and
> found it just as you described it. The "tomatoes"
> stuff isn't annoying, and
> the piles upon piles of metaphors are indeed funny. I
> figure spacing these
> books is better than reading them all at once because I
> could get tired of
> "hotter than a welder's torch" and
> "getting less attention than rest rooms"
> pretty quickly.
> The plot revolved around a fake for-profit religious
> cult in California,
> an overused theme. Even Christopher Brookmyre did one of
> these. But not many
> books also focus on knife-throwing acts and their targets.
> I look forward to reading the rest of this stash,
> spread out over the
> next year or so.
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