--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Ron Clinton" <clinton65@...> wrote:
> I find it interesting that two of Ritchie's collections were subtitled
> "Detective Comedies" and "Suspense Comedies"...and below David makes
> note of his "funny" stories...but I never really viewed Ritchie's
> that context. Yes, they demonstrate a great deal of clever, macabre
> just as Henry Slesar's and Stanley Ellin's short stories do (to select a
> couple other writers from the same era and with the same relative
> I'd never label any of them as comedic writers, per se.
> Apparently, though, I'm in the minority. Maybe my sense of humor
> Ron C.
Ron -- Those subtitles were added by the editor Mike Nevins. I find
the stories sometimes funny, but more often ironic.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: email@example.com
> > Behalf Of David Wright
> > Sent: Sunday, February 15, 2009 3:38 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: RE: RARA-AVIS: Re:Jack Ritchie's short fiction
> > I'm a big fan of Ritchie, who is a masterful plotter and elegant
> with great
> > timing and a very deft, understated wit. ... Although they're
> definitely had his darker side, It
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