Tuesday, March 06, 2007

James Reasoner's private eye stories

James Reasoner has been reminiscing his career from the seventies on and written two lengthy posts about his private eye heroes. It's an interesting piece of history of hardboiled literature and fictionmag publishing - the story goes from the last of the hardboiled fictionmags to small press magazines and to theme-edited anthologies.
It's sad, though, that I've never seen any of these stories and I've never seen a single issue of the Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine James wrote for! I've read his sole private eye novel, Texas Wind (1980), and it's a very good piece of writing.

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