Dig That Crazy Grave

" --Anthony Boucher Dig That Crazy Grave is the 22nd book in the Shell Scott Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Dig That Crazy Grave

"As far as I'm concerned, Richard S. Prather was the King of the paperback P.I writers of the 60s. Shell Scott should be in the Top Ten of any readers list of favorite private eyes." --Robert J. Randisi For four decades, Richard S. Prather published over 40 works of detective fiction, most featuring his clever, cad-about-town hero, Shell Scott. Known for their arched humor, punchy dialogue, and sunny Southern California locale, the Shell Scott books represent one of the greatest private eye collections ever produced. Death is just around the coroner...uh, corner, when you're Shell Scott -- roaming the streets with a nose for danger and a sharp eye for the dames. On a trail leading from the high-class mortuary to the local cemetery, he's about to realize the mob wanted him exactly where he was--as a permanent resident! But there's always another corner, always another solution other than death. At least, when it comes to his. Honored with the Life Achievement Award by the Private Eye Writers of America! "(Shell Scott is) as amusingly blithe a figure as the field has seen since the Saint." --Anthony Boucher Dig That Crazy Grave is the 22nd book in the Shell Scott Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Twentieth Century Crime Mystery Writers

Dragnet: Case No. 561 (Scott). New York, Pocket Books, 1956; London, Consul,
1957. The Wailing Frail (Scott). New York, Fawcett, 1956; London, Fawcett, 1957.
... Dig That Crazy Grave (Scott). New York ... Shell Scott's Murder Mix (omnibus).

Twentieth Century Crime   Mystery Writers


The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

SCOTT, SHELL Sheldon Scott, a Los Angeles private detective created by
Richard S. PRATHER, emerged during the ... 1957), Take a Murder, Darling (
1958), Over Her Dead Body (1959), Dance uith the Dead (1960), Dig That Crazy
Grave ...

The Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery

Bruce Murphy's Encyclopedia of Murder and Mystery is a comprehensive guide to the genre of the murder mystery that catalogues thousands of items in a broad range of categories: authors, titles, plots, characters, weapons, methods of killing, movie and theatrical adaptations. What distinguishes this encyclopedia from the others in the field is its critical stance.

Kill Him Twice

DEAD HEAT DEAD MAN ' S A SHELL SCOTT MYSTERY WALK RICHARD S .
PRATHER A SHELL SCOTT MYSTERY | DIG THAT CRAZY GRAVE A SHELL
Scon MYSTERY RICHARD S . PRATHER RICHARD S . PRATHER DOUBLE IN ...

Kill Him Twice

It was a bright and shiny Beverly Hills afternoon when Shell Scott opened his door to find intrigue lying at the foot of his apartment...in the form of a corpse! Just another day in the sun for the private eye with a nose for danger. He’s got to dodge bullets and bounce Beverly Hills beauties in his search for the thug that interrupted his afternoon nap before someone puts him to sleep permanently. Now the only way this private dick is going to cop z’s is by pouncing on this perpetrator and making sure to kill him not just once... Kill Him Twice is the 30th book in the Shell Scott Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Three s a Shroud

DEAD HEAT DEAD MAN ' S A SHELL SCOTT MYSTERY WALK RICHARD S .
PRATHER A SHELL SCOTT MYSTERY | DIG THAT CRAZY GRAVE A SHELL
Scon MYSTERY RICHARD S . PRATHER RICHARD S . PRATHER DOUBLE IN ...

Three s a Shroud

A triple play of foul play for PI Shell Scott. “One can always rely on Richard S. Prather to deliver a breezy, sex and violence filled caper” (The Ringer Files). Three tales of murder and mystery from everyone’s favorite dick: With a name like Shell Scott, you can imagine a lot of peculiar things creep up on me—even murder. Especially when there are minor—er, major—distractions that keep me from sleuthing properly . . . or, in some cases, help me to sleuth improperly. There was the steamy Martita, whose sizzling seduction led me to the barrel of her pointed pistol and sent me sprinting from her singing bullets. And of course I can’t forget to mention my Hungarian hurricane Ilona, whose stormy winds swept me so far off the ground only parts of me returned in one piece. It’s no joke that I’m hanging on by thinning threads these days—but it’s cozier than hanging on to delicious Diane’s velvet noose. One frail’s ferocious. Two’s double trouble. And—pardon me if I croak—three’s a Shroud. Three’s a Shroud is the 16th book in the Shell Scott Mysteries, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order.

Corpus Delicti of Mystery Fiction

Private eye Scott is husky and white - haired , but he is not fat and old ; these
adventures are fast paced and packed with ... Dead ( 1960 ) Shell Scott ' s Seven
Slaughters ( 1961 ) - short stories Dig That Crazy Grave ( 1961 ) Kill the Clown
104 ...

Corpus Delicti of Mystery Fiction


The Writers Directory

Career : Former Director , Mystery Writers of America . Creator of the fictional
detective Shell Scott . ... 1960 ; Shell Scott ' s Seven Slaughters ( collection ) ,
1961 ; Dig That Crazy Grave , 1961 ; Kill the Clown , 1962 ; Joker in the Deck ,
1964 ...

The Writers Directory


A Handbook of Contemporary Fiction for Public Libraries and School Libraries

... It ' s Death 1952 Way of a Wanton 1956 Too Many Crooks ( 1953 , Ride a High
Horse ) 1954 Always Leave ' Em Dying 1955 Strip for ... Dance With the Dead
1961 Dig That Crazy Grave 1961 Pattern for Panic ( 1954 ) 1961 Shell Scott ' s
Seven Slaughters 1962 Kill the ... Ellery Queen , Amateur Sleuth , New York 1929
The Roman Hat Mystery 1930 The French Powder Mystery 1931 The Dutch Shoe
 ...

A Handbook of Contemporary Fiction for Public Libraries and School Libraries

Provides overviews of the most popular genres and the most important critically acclaimed authors of world literature, lists of specialized selection sources, and chronological listings of the novels and short stories of more than 1,100 authors.

Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR