Some time back I posted to this list:
> I finally got around to reading THE FINE ART OF MURDER, and
> was intrigued by
> the following statement by George Tuttle:
> "The best remembered of these super-size [Gold Medal]
> novels was the noir
> classic DRIVEN by Richard Gehmen (sp). Dick Carroll
> thought so much of this
> book that he made arrangements to have the book published
> simultaneously by
> the hardcover publisher David McKay. For publicity, Gold
> Medal and David
> McKay jointly gave a cocktail party on April 1, 1954, to
> celebrate [its
> Has anyone read this novel? I'd heard of it in passing
> once or twice
> before, but had never sought it out and am now thinking
> perhaps I should.
> For a "noir classic" it seems to have kept a
> pretty low profile.
A short time later George himself emailed me and, along with giving me a bit
more information about the book, was kind enough to offer me his copy of
DRIVEN. Since I'd hadn't yet had a great deal of success tracking down a
copy at a decent price, I took George up on his gracious offer. I offered
to at least pay for the shipping, but -- no surprise -- George refused.
DRIVEN arrived in today's mail, and I'd like to give George a public thanks.
It's people like him who make this list so wonderful -- friendly folks who
are not only generous in their knowledge of things noir and hardboiled...but
in every other sense of the word.
Thanks again, George -- I'm really looking forward to reading this book.
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