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From: "lewis1574" <email@example.com>
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Re: DONALD GOINES
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "lewis1574" <stevelewis62@...> wrote:
> > Mark
> > 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
> > Steve
> Me, Steve, again. In reply Dan has gone through all of the books in
> his collection. Here's what he found, but as he suggests at the end,
> trying to track down specific information about Holloway House is like
> trapping a ghost in a bucket.
> His responses:
> It appears that three of Goines' five novels published as by Clark
> were PBOs from Holloway House, but I don't have enough info to
> definitively state this.
> I have only one HH Clark title in my possession (BH443 Death List),
> and the copyright is listed as by Clark (1974) and the book is
> published by HH in Feb of 1974, when Goines was still alive. It
> appears to be a PBO. It also refers to "another Holloway House
> original by Al C. Clark" as Crime Partners (BH445).
> Kenyatta's Escape (BH460) and Kenyatta's Last Hit (BH471), both
> published by HH as by Goines, appear not to be PBOs. Indeed, the
> cover blurb on BH460 refers to the book as being written by Goines
> under the Clark name, but I can find no evidence that HH first
> published either Kenyatta title as by Clark.
> Kenyatta's Escape was published sometime in 1974 (unclear whether
> before or after he died), Kenyatta's Last Hit was published in 1975,
> clearly postdating Goines's death. The inside of Kenyatta's Escape
> (BH460) refers to three titles as being "other Holloway House
> originals by Clark" (Crime Partners, Death List, and Cry Revenge),
> outright naming three as PBOs and implying (by use of the word
> "other") that K's Escape was also published by HH as a PBO.
> Needless to say, the publishing info supplied by HH was confusing.
> Goines' remaining 11 novels (I think) were written as by Goines and
> first published by Holloway House (again, I think), some before his
> death, others after. It's a certainty that all 16 books were
> reprinted many times over by HH.
> In looking through my "work in progress" HH checklist (still with many
> holes) I find no Iceberg Slim title with "Fox" in it, so I can't be of
> help there.
As I mentioned in another post, Beck's daughter alleges he didn't write it:
In a lawsuit filed last month in Los Angeles County Superior Court, Camille Mary Beck of Los Angeles, the writer’s eldest daughter, alleges that her sister, Melody Beck, and Robert Beck’s widow, Diane Millman Beck, conspired to pass off as the real thing a book she says was written by Diane Beck’s brother.
She says she filed the suit because she “wants everyone to know that my father did not write that book.” The suit also names the book’s publishers, New York-based Grove/Atlantic and an independent Scottish publishing house, Canongate Books, as well as Faith Childs Literary Agency in New York.
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