Monday, July 28, 2014

Ghosts in John Shaft’s Bloodline

This is pretty exciting! For years I’ve heard that Ernest Tidyman did not write all seven of the Shaft novels himself, but that he’d had ghost writers compose at least the later entries in that 1970s series. Now, Brit Steve Aldous Steve Aldous--who is working on a book about Tidyman’s tales of New York City private eye John Shaft and the films those tales inspired--confirms those suspicions in an excellent new article for The Rap Sheet. For all fans of Tidyman’s mostly out-of-print books or Richard Roundtree’s Shaft film series, this piece is well worth reading.

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