From: lewis1574 (stevelewis62@cox.net)
Date: 22 Nov 2008

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    I'll pass your questions on to Dan Roberts. Don't know if I can persuade him to sign up for rara-avis, but I'll suggest it to him.

    From what I know, Al Hubin's bibliography CRIME FICTION IV states that Al C. Clark was a pseudonym of Donald Gaines, and that all of the books that came out under that name were later reprinted by Holloway House in 1995-96 under Gaines' own name. (The wikipedia entry for Gaines agrees that Clark was a pen name of Gaines.)

    Goines died in October 1974. The five Clark books were published in the two-year period between 1974-75, so if Al is correct, some of these were published posthumously.

    More later, once I hear back from Dan


    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
    > Steve,
    > Does your buddy who's working on Holloway House's checklist have any
    > knowledge and/or insight into whether all of the Goines books were
    > actually written by Goines? I've heard speculation (even here, I
    > think), that some of these books were ghosted by others, some even
    > written after his death. I know for a fact that the Kenyatta series
    > initially came out under the name Al C Clark. Was this a pseudonym, or
    > did they simply reissue them under a name that sold better?
    > I've also heard speculation that Iceberg Slim's posthumous novel
    > (something with Fox in the title) was not written by him.
    > I've only read Daddy Cool by Goines, but liked it quite a bit. I've
    > read a few by Iceberg Slim. I've picked up a few other HH authors, but
    > haven't actually read any of them. Speaking of which:
    > What Holloway House books are most recommended beyond Goines and Slim?
    > Mark

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