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Over the next thirty-odd years, Prather put his name on close to fifty books, including thirty-nine more novels and several collections featuring his Tinseltown shamus. In a book called 70 Hot thrilling fun of Best-Sellersthere was a list of the best-selling mysteries of the time and sixteen of them were by Prather. Do the math. That's more than a tenth of the list, making Prather easily the best selling PI writer Hot thrilling fun the fifties -- with the obvious exception of that Hammer guy and with over 40 million copies of his books sold, Hot thrilling fun of the bestselling mystery writers of all time.
Prather was a prolific short story writer, as well, and Scott appeared regularly in numerous magazines and digests, including ManhuntCavalierThrilling DetectiveMenaceJusticeAccusedSuspectMurder! The next year the fortieth and final Shell Scott novel, Shellshockwas published.
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