Hi Steve,

   I’m a little late with this. The John Shepherd review reminded me to send you these comments.

   Some 25 years ago, when I was researching the life of Norbert Davis, I came across a couple of little-known facts about W.T. Ballard. Did you know that Rex Stout and Ballard were cousins? That’s why they have the same middle name: Todhunter.

   I also learned that Ballard did not have the use of his right arm. I suppose this means that in each of his most productive years he typed over a million words using one hand. I don’t know when or how he developed the handicap.


   John Apostolou