SUMMER BOOK ISSUE: Murder, Mystery and Private Eyes, The Sordid Truth

Winks, Robin
July 1975
New Republic;7/26/75, Vol. 173 Issue 4, p21
Profiles Donald Hamilton, author of paperback mystery and detective novels. Matt Helm as Hamilton's series figure; Anthony Boucher's view that Hamilton is a master of indirect exposition and a writer in the tradition of Peter Cheyney's "Dark" series; Author's view that Hamilton's books are for summer reading; Observation that Hamilton combines his pleasures with his work; Author's view that Hamilton's best written book is "Assassins Have a Starry Eyes," which was originally published in 1956 as "Assignment: Murder".


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