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John D. MacDonald is best known as a prolific writer of mysteries and thrillers. But early in his career, he wrote two largely-
forgotten science fiction novels! Prepare to rediscover
Wine of the Dreamers
Ballroom of the Skies!
Comparing two very different versions of
In a Lonely Place:
Is Dix Steele a psychopathic serial killer? Or is he a Hollywood screenwriter with anger issues? Depends if you ask novelist Dorothy B. Hughes or director Nicolas Ray!
Perry Mason solves
The Case of the Cautious Coquette
(1940). Also: Erle Stanley Gardner give us driections to his home here in Paradise.
Parker, Meet Barca
A brief discussion of noir as a literary genre, followed by my reviews of
The Black Ice Score
...and there’s more to come! Check back weekly!