"... there can be no doubt that Wade is one of the outstanding authors not only of the thirties, but also of the immediate post-war period. His novels are varied in plot and situation; they have wit, and his style is forceful and elegant." —TJ Binyon, Murder Will Out (1989)
What has happened to Henry Wade is yet another example of injustice being perpetrated to a male Golden Age author, so that the myth can be perpetuated that only Agatha Christie (and other Crime Queens) and male hardboiled writers were ever any good. I, for one, can’t wait until Curt Evans’ upcoming book is published, to reject this myth once and for all.