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Updated: 2017-11-19T09:57:05.101-06:00

 



Just had a fun day. Found the original "No Or...

2016-05-26T21:15:21.171-05:00

Just had a fun day. Found the original "No Orchids" text online in Bulgarian and had Google translate for me. Example follows:

"He leaned back in his chair and cocked his hat over his eyes. He was beginning to worry. Riley died of dough. If happiness is not their smiled, still they had to rob a bank. Bailey was not given much hit banks now o the cops loitered around.



Just had a fun day. Found the original "No Or...

2016-05-26T21:02:09.958-05:00

Just had a fun day. Found the original "No Orchids" text online in Bulgarian and had Google translate for me. Example follows:

"He leaned back in his chair and cocked his hat over his eyes. He was beginning to worry. Riley died of dough. If happiness is not their smiled, still they had to rob a bank. Bailey was not given much hit banks now o the cops loitered around.



Minor hiccups apart, I feel that Chase was one of ...

2010-10-29T04:05:26.028-05:00

Minor hiccups apart, I feel that Chase was one of the most underrated writers of all time. His plots, treatments and characters remain delightful even today. As a tribute, I launched an exclusive website on him in the year: 2004, which is presently the largest and most comprehensive website on Chase, even today. Its available at: [url][b]www.hadleychase.co.nr[/url][/b]Visit and enjoy!!



Thanks, Juri. I had looked these up on your blog a...

2009-03-21T13:52:00.000-05:00

Thanks, Juri. I had looked these up on your blog and read them individually, but it's nice to have them all in one place.



Oops! Only now I noticed I had blocked others from...

2009-03-21T12:42:00.000-05:00

Oops! Only now I noticed I had blocked others from viewing my profile, and I also notice that you may not know what blog I'm talking about. It's Pulpetti down at the bottom.



I posted all my reviews on Chase novels as a separ...

2009-03-21T12:41:00.000-05:00

I posted all my reviews on Chase novels as a separate post on my blog. Check it out. Seems to me now that his best period was mid-fifties to early seventies.



Even though I ranted a little about it in the post...

2009-03-20T23:02:00.000-05:00

Even though I ranted a little about it in the post, I'm actually inclined to give Chase quite a bit of slack about getting all his American terms correct. I know good and well that if I wrote a mystery or thriller set in England, I'd mess up just as much or more.



I have a couple of boxes of Chase books, some Hale...

2009-03-20T21:15:00.000-05:00

I have a couple of boxes of Chase books, some Hale first editions. Earlier, he had another pen-name, Raymond Marshall, that was used by Jarrolds for his books with UK settings. If the "petrol/gas" blunders distract, maybe these are the titles to track down. Most were republished later under the Chase byline in paperback. I agree with your comment that more diligent copy-editing could have been



James ... Great review of this book. I have read ...

2009-03-20T14:17:00.000-05:00

James ... Great review of this book. I have read about twenty JHC books over the past year. I found them all enjoyable, and many to be excellent. Juri mentions that Chase's early books are pretty crude. If by that he means Chase's writing chops are being developed, i agree. But, there are some critics who think his early books are his best. They had a grit and edge that his later (1950s



I've heard a lot about Chase but never read him. T...

2009-03-20T13:00:00.000-05:00

I've heard a lot about Chase but never read him. Though I've been trying to find a copy of no orchids for some time now.



There are some Chase reviews on my blog - go there...

2009-03-20T11:18:00.000-05:00

There are some Chase reviews on my blog - go there and use the search engine. I'm not sure without checking if I've read this, but my view is that Chase actually got better as he went along. His early books are pretty crude.



Always fun to see how the covers change. Usually t...

2009-03-20T10:10:00.000-05:00

Always fun to see how the covers change. Usually the original is best IMHO. The artist and writer were in sync with the times.



Great to read your thoughts on a James Hadley Chas...

2009-03-20T09:47:00.000-05:00

Great to read your thoughts on a James Hadley Chase book. I used to collect them, think I had them all but about ten. I've long since sold them - something I regret doing. I always found them fast reads full of twists and turns that kept me hooked. Without giving it much thought a couple of my favourites that come instantly to mind were "Hit and Run" and "The Soft Centre".