Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Matt Helm Fans, Take Note!

I was recently asked to come up with 20 trivia questions focused around Donald Hamilton’s long-running series of Matt Helm espionage thrillers. These stumpers can pertain not only to the more than two dozen Helm novels, but also to the films and short-lived TV series Hamilton’s character inspired. I’m supposed to submit my queries in early May.

It occurs to me that some Rap Sheet readers might find it fun to contribute their own posers to this mix. I’ll gladly entertain any and all suggestions. Please drop me a line--soon--at I ask only that whatever Helm-related questions you submit also include the answers, as well as info about where those answers can be found (either online or in the individual books).

So, who’s going to be the first reader to take on this challenge?

1 comment:

D.A. Trappert said...

My first comment is that it is really a disservice to the novels to mix them with the movies and TV shows. I hope these books will find new readers. I've been reading them in order and have finished 12, I think. They are definitely uneven, but the best ones, like Death of a Citizen, are very good. Helm is a truly cold-blooded character. Perhaps your first trivia question might be what his family origin was.