Chase was very prolific, and also very uneven. When he was bad, he was bad
beyond belief. Sometimes, however, he got it it somewhat right.
The best I have come across so far is probably “In a Vain Shadow” and
“Strictly for Cash”.
Others worth checking out are:
The Fast Buck
The Double Shuffle
The Wary Transgressor
I’ll Bury My Dead
Just Another Sucker
You Find Him – I’ll Fix Him
There’s Always A Price Tag
Note: “Just Another Sucker” was filmed in 1998 as “Palmetto”, starring Woody
Harrelson. It was directed by none other than Volker Schlöndorff, once the
director of “The Tin Drum”. I guess this makes Schlöndorff the only film
director to adapt both James Hadley Chase and any Nobel prize laureate ever.
Which is pretty cool, even if “Palmetto” is only so-so.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of tomarmstrongmusic
Sent: den 14 mars 2010 05:07
Subject: RARA-AVIS: James Hadley Chase
I found a stash of Chase novels at a local bookstore. 70s paperbacks, mostly
reprints of 50s titles, a few bucks each. I didn't pick any up, figured I'd
enquire here first to see if they're worth investigating. would anyone here
recommend this guy? if so, which titles are his best?
this place also had three Thomas B. Dewey novels and I bought them all, two
Mac books and a standalone. I've enjoyed the couple of Dewey books I've
just started James Reasoner's "Dust Devils" and so far I love it.
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