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Richard S Prather


(Richard Scott Prather)
USA flag (1921 - 2007)

aka David Knight, Douglas Ring

Richard Scott Prather (born September 9, 1921, died February 14, 2007[1]) was an American mystery novelist, best known for creating the "Shell Scott" series. He additionally wrote under the pseudonyms David Knight and Douglas Ring.
 
Novels
Lie Down, Killer (1952)
The Peddler (1952) (as by Douglas Ring)
Dragnet: Case No. 561 (1956) (as by David Knight)
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Omnibus
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Collections
Noir Masters Triple Threat Treasury (2012) (with Art Crockett, Hal Ellson, Edward D Hoch, Frank Kane, Ed Lacy and Bryce Walton)
Squeeze Play (2012)
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Novellas
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Anthologies edited
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Richard S Prather recommends
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The Thrill Kids (1955)
Vin Packer (M E Kerr)
"A real shocker!"
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So Nude, So Dead (1956)
Richard Marsten (Evan Hunter)
"I defy any reader to put this novel down once he starts it."

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