The Last Superbowl - Robin Moore/David Harper Manor Books Inc. 1976/1980.
The infamous and much worshipped trash tome EAT THEM ALIVE first hit the Manhatten streets from Manor Books Inc. Little seems to be known about them but there's a grindhouse feel to there library ( what we know about it). THE LAST SUPERBOWL is credited to two writers - Robin Green who wrote THE FRENCH CONNECTION , THE GREEN BERETS ( A Vietnam book) and THE FIFTH ESTATE ( a Mafia thriller). David Harper however is a pseud for one of America's most successful writers ( so the book tells me).Sounds almost a proper book but that cover's a doozy...
As a newsman and a former football player, I consider The Last Superbowl dynamite. This kind of violence , in fact or exposed in fiction , may indeed bring about a "last superbowl".
David Harper however is a pseud for one of America's most successful writers ( so the book tells me)
David Harper was a pseudonym used by thriller writer Edwin Corley apparently. Robin Moore's books were often co-written with somebody else. If I get chance tomorrow I'll post a few covers and blurbs from some other Manor books.
Edwin Corley wrote The Hanged Men, writing as David Harper (first published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1976) though I can't be sure he's also the same David Harper who wrote the book Ade's posted about above. Seems likely to me though as he was a fairly successful writer (and one-time fire-eater according to his bio) in his day - first novel was a bestseller, had several books made into films, and so forth. Died in 1981.
Post by H_P_Saucecraft on Jun 26, 2009 20:25:15 GMT
Thanks for the info, Steve, sounds very much a Vault type character. I started on The Hanged Men a while back, just a few chapters to get the idea & seems good so far. Only stopped due to loose pages, as I want to get them stuck back properly before carrying on.