Frank McSherry’s article, “The Morals of Parker,” was given to me by Jesse Willis of SFFaudio. It’s from The Mystery Fancier, March/April 1984. It’s a fascinating piece, worth a close read.
One of these days I’ll transcribe it, but for now you get the PDF. I recommend downloading and printing it rather than trying to read it on your monitor.
You’ll find a lot to appreciate in this piece, and a lot to disagree with.
Let me raise a toast to the folks who put together and wrote for fanzines back before it was real easy for me and people like me to type a bunch of words and hit “publish.” My life was hugely enriched by their efforts, in the realms of music, movies, and literature, and probably a few I’m forgetting at the moment. My hat is tipped.