Vintage Silver Age Mystery
Scavenger Hunt Category: A Green Object
Date Finished: September 6, 2016
The Rolls Royce isn’t usually green, but it is on this cover. Novelizations are usually terrible, but this one is quite well done and captures the feeling and voice of the series. It looks like Roger Fuller (aka Don Tracy) published two other Burke’s Law novels that directly relate to first season episodes. This one doesn’t appear to have been produced as an episode, though it feels very familiar. There were quite a number of copies of this one floating around Windy City Pulp and Paper a year or two ago, but I didn’t see copies of the other two, so this one may have had a larger circulation.
Here Burke investigates the killing of the wildest of a set of wealthy quadruplets. It turns out that his long-lost love is another of the four, giving him quite a bit more back story than the TV show, as far as I remember. All of the four have gone off the rails in the intervening years, in part due to a strict aunt/guardian. Or is there something more sinister going on? Surprisingly enjoyable.