Friday, March 9, 2007

Shell Scott Author Dies

Richard S. Prather, writer of the Shell Scott mysteries series, has passed away. His mysteries were escapist 1950s pulp centered in Southern California with titles like Take a Murder, Darling, The Trojan Hearse, and Over Her Dead Body. The last began with "We were dancing, my client and I. But it was much more than just a dance. It was like doing the fox trot and getting your pants pressed at the same time."

Few libraries have his books anymore but you can always request that we look for a copy from other libraries using InterLibrary Loan. Information on his life and career: Biography Resource Center.

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