Sunday, January 20, 2008

Ben Schutz, R. I. P.

I'm posting too damned many of these things. Just read on Ed Gorman's blog that the fine p.i. writer Benjamin Schutz has died.


Anonymous said...

Goddam, another good guy gone. Isn't it time to lose some assholes? There are certainly enough of them out there. This just makes me angry. He was my age - maybe a year older - and I'm just a young guy. Damn, damn, damn.


Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I remember reading and enjoying his books, and then he disappeared under the flood of the female PI craze. This is bad newsindeed.

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a shock. He was a young guy.

Jeff M.

Graham Powell said...

Man, this is a shock. "Mary, Mary, Shut The Door" is still one of the very best PI stories.

Ross said...

Not only did I enjoy his books I had the chance to play racquetball with Ben. He was kind, enthusiastic and had a great sense of humor. He played hard, worked hard but lived harder. sympathy to the family and respect for the man