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Not a crime novel, but the tale of a slightly crooked b-ball player as he makes his way from high-school to professional play. The story is crap, really, but Fletcher Flora's voice is so compelling that I swallowed the crap with pleasure.
Fletcher Flora was born in Parsons, Kansas in 1914. Flora began writing soon after returning from World War II. His crime and mystery short stories and novels were published in magazines like Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, Mr., Cosmopolitan, and in Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery anthologies. He received the Cock Robin Mystery Award for his first hard cover novel, Killing Cousins in 1960. Flora wrote ...moreMore about Fletcher Flora...