Re: RARA-AVIS: Shell Scott

From: James Reasoner (
Date: 02 Jul 2008

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    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.

    James Reasoner

      ----- Original Message -----
      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 <> wrote:

    > From: Joy Matkowski <>
    > Subject: RARA-AVIS: Shell Scott
    > To:
    > 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.
    > Joy
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