Monday, July 13, 2009
Yesterday's quote reminded me that even most good writers are forgotten.
Back in the 1950's and beyond, I enjoyed reading J. J. Marric's books about Gideon of Scotland Yard. They were simple police procedurals. I found the characters and stories interesting.
Marric was John Creasey's pen name. Creasey wrote under a host of pen names including Patrick Dawlish whom I also read.
Yesterday, Susan Silverman reminded Spenser, "Your work is mortal. Your mistakes will be too."
Creasey died in the summer of 1973. I remember noting his death with sadness.
I haven't thought of Creasey, or particularly J. J. Marric, for a long time.
Today I remember a writer who gave me a lot of good reading--J. J. Marric.
PS Gideon's Day, the first book in the series, is available on Kindle. I haven't been able to tell about any of the others.