Friday, March 26, 2010

THE SUMMING UP, Friday, March 26, 2010

Zadie Smith reading.

Hat tip to Rittster.

Died. John McPartland, 47, husky, bushy-haired chronicler of suburban sex foibles (No Down Payment), successful freelance journalist; of a heart attack; in Monterey, Calif. McPartland, who once wrote, "Sex is the great game itself." lived as harum-scarum a life as any of his characters, had a legal wife and son at Mill Valley, Calif., a mistress at Monterey who bore him five children and who, as Mrs. Eleanor McPartland, was named the city's 1956 "Mother of the Year." Later, McPartland's legal widow submitted the daughter of an unnamed third woman as one of the novelist's rightful heirs.
The Summing Up, Friday, March 26, 2010

Miachael Atkinson, The Great Zapruder Hoax, James Fetzel
Paul Bishop, Billingsgate Shoal, Rich Bayer
Bill Crider, The Venetian Blonde, A.S. Fleischman
Martin Edwards, The Lawyer's Secret, Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Dan Fleming, The Texas Bank Robbing Company, Giles Tipette
Ed Gorman, The Last Night, John McPartland
Naomi Johnson, A Parade of Cock-eyed Creatures, George Baxt
Randy Johnson, Tarzan and the Valley of Gold, Fritz Leiber
George Kelley, The Crooked Hinge, John Dickson Carr
B.V. Lawson, A Private Inquiry, Jessica Mann
Evan Lewis, And Suddenly Death, Cleve F. Adams
Dennis McGough, Cold Comfort, Don Bredes; Before She Does, Steven F. Havill
Eric Peterson, Detroit P.D. series, Tom Logan
Bill Prozini/Steve Lewis, Trans-Siberian Express, Warren Adler
James Reasoner, Island of Kings, Blaine Stevens (Harry Whittington)
Rick Robinson, Death at Hallows End, Leo Bruce
Pete Rozovsky, The Papers of Tony Veitch, William McIlvanney
Kerrie Smith, Spy Story, Len Deighton
R.T. Foolish Undertaking, Mark De Castrique


Randy Johnson said...

You missed me.

Rittster said...


Thanks for the hat tip. A few months ago I had to write a 500 word overview of McPartland's life and work for a web project I'm involved in, and that obituary info sure came in handy.

Brian Ritt

pattinase (abbott) said...

Ed Gorman says thank you, Rittster. He found this most interesting.