"James Michael Rogers" <mailto:email@example.com?Subject=
>I can't recall which hep cat posted the link to Whip Hand but I
>really appreciate it. It's just a parody of the style, but a really
>good one. Completely over the top.
I recently read Willeford's "Whip Hand" and "Honey Gal," both in the
Black Mask editions. As someone pointed out, there are typos in the
Black Masks. But the price is right - "Honey Gal" goes for $100 plus
in the used market.
I was disappointed by "Whip Hand" - he uses a Faulknerian
multi-narrator approach, but some of the narrators (the country
hicks) are hard to read through. Parody? I don't think so.
On the other hand, "Honey Gal" was a sparkling read, and is
definitely recommended. Story about an "accidental" preacher in a
black church in Florida. I see that another publisher has this title
under the name "The Black Mass of Brother Springer." (See Amazon.)
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