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 firstname.lastname@example.org, DJ-Anonyme@... wrote:
> 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?
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