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Callaghan Would Be The Rare One for This Year

Miss Callaghan is the book that Chase and his publisher both had to pay a fine for in 1942.  Ignoring what the ruling mentions, I tend to think it was one little scene near the end of Part One that … Continue reading

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So, It’s a Little Hard to Update from a Boat

They charge like $.75 per minute to use not especially good Internet.  Had one day there when we went to the mall in Port Canaveral, and the Internet was free, which was good.  But, err, Olympia had problems, and Munsey’s … Continue reading

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To Hitt and Hitt Not

With this latest Hitt, might be a good time to mention, Author Michael Hemmingson’s homage to Orrie, published by Black Mask books, is getting pretty good reviews.

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Somebody I Know Is Writing a Screenplay

So, let’s wait for his preface to Orrie Hitt’s novel.

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October-November Books are Back

I’m digging around to see if there’s some way I can’t find the description text.  If not, next time I scan, I’ll go in and add descriptions to the pulp fiction (sorting by newest.). Really, I did a lot of … Continue reading

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Czar Has His Moments

I suspect the ghostwriter for I, Mobster was up on the big names — Luciano, etc. — from the period.  Not exactly The Hoods, or even Tucker’s People, but, then, what is? This is the first Munsey book to be … Continue reading

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Compare It To The Woman-Chaser

Charles Willeford is well-remembered today for many novels, not least this one.  But his fellow Beacon author, Orrie Hitt, isn’t particularly known, even for strong efforts like Ladies’ Man. Actually, nobody aside from Michael Hemmingson seems to have heard of … Continue reading

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Harrison Hunt Update

Hey gang, weirdly, though no sales rank exists, book has already sold a few copies on Amazon.  Unfortunately, it’s not discounted yet, and, given a little bit of a glitch with LSI, probably won’t be from anybody ’til after Xmas–nothing … Continue reading

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About Johnny Staccato

I’ve never actually seen the TV show, but the book was pretty good.  It was some kind of tie-in, and not a source book, as you can tell from the description. Looking online, show used to run on a cable … Continue reading

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Early Xmas Gift: Murder Picks the Jury

Murder Picks The Jury.  Never been reprinted or seen until, well, probably Friday, Monday latest W.T. Ballard and Norbert Davis used to hang at a writer’s group in California.  The exact details of the collaboration on this one are in … Continue reading

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