Just read the news over at Mystery*File that Donald Hamilton is gone
So damn sad. I went through a serious Hamilton phase in Fall 2001,
where I tracked down and devoured the first dozen Matt Helm adventures,
back to back. I'm pretty sure it was Ed Gorman who said that JFK was a
weenie because he preferred James Bond to Matt Helm; I'm inclined to
agree. Forget the Dean Martin movies; look at the original novels.… Continue
Posted on April 3, 2007 at 1:43pm
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Congratulations on your Edgar nomination. And to think I was a one of your first breakout parties.
Other than your novels, there has been only one other book that felt like I was watching an animated film as I read it:The Haven by Somebody Diamond....Richard? I don't know.
At any rate, thanks for the books....I love this genre and have been toying with the idea of trying to write a story of my own...a thought I never had, avid reader though I am...until I happened upon the " Hard Crime", "Dark Noir"...or whatever this genre is called.
Oh, Beat the Reaper was excellent!
Now, write something else!
Janet Reid has been raving about your novels, so there on my list now.
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