It's high time I weighed in on this.
Doherty, you're wrong.
On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 3:02 AM, JIM DOHERTY <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Re your question below:
> "I recently read the Wade Miller reprints done by Hard Case and Stark House
> and enjoyed all three of them. What are some of the highlight Wade Miller
> books I should read next?"
> Aside from the excellent private eye series featuring Max Thursday written
> as "Wade Miller," which I'll leave to others to sing the praises of, Bob
> Wade and Bill Miller also collaborated on several excellent cop novels as
> "Whit Masterson." One of them, BADGE OF EVIL, became a minor film noir
> you've probably never heard of called, IIRC, TOUCH OF EVIL. Starred a guy
> named Orson something-or-other. He also wrote and directed the film.
> Another good 'un is A HAMMER IN HIS HAND, one of the first procedurals to
> feature a policewoman as the protagonist. It's about the search for a serial
> killer, years before either Dorothy Uhnak's THE BAIT or Thomas Harris's THE
> SILENCE OF THE LAMBS would explore the similar theme of a lady cop on the
> trail of a multiple murderer.
> After Miller's death, Wade carried on alone as Masterson. 711 - OFFICER
> NEEDS HELP, about a cop who killed a man in a controversial shooting, and
> PLAY LIKE YOU'RE DEAD, an early look at custodial abductions years before it
> became a hot topic, are both highly recommended.
> Last I heard, Wade was still active as a mystery critic for one of the San
> Diego papers.
> JIM DOHERTY
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