is not like other people
Hugh K says TS Eliot!! wrote some detective novels under a pen-name but it seems safe to assume they were deductive rather than 2-fisted
Steve Bruce, the football manager, has written some crime novels.
'Unquestionably one of the worst written books I’ve ever set eyeballs on. Cringey, forced “colloquial” dialogue made it unbearable. Imagine if Danny Dyer wrote a book over a weekend coked up. It’d be better than this.'
this is what i'm getting at when i say Bukowski's Pulp is dedicated to bad writing. He totally transcends this kind of stuff (which has its own fascination)
has anyone (except me) read the Nero Wolf novels? I've read all of them. he's grotesquely fat. so fat he can't move so he has a handsome boy genius with a photographic memory to do all the leg work. so it's like splitting a detective into two, one gets into fights, gets entangled with various femme fatales, the other one solves the case by using mental genius, fingers to temples, eyes closed, cheeks puffed out.... im a big fan