All That Glitters (Starsky & Hutch story)

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Title: All That Glitters
Author(s): Lorraine Bartlett
Date(s): 1981
Genre: gen
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch
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All That Glitters is a gen Starsky & Hutch story by Lorraine Bartlett.

It was published in the zine Zebra Three #6.


"S&H are assigned to an apparent murder/suicide at a movie studio, but soon find there was no suicide and fame and a lot of money are at stake for the murderer."

Reactions and Reviews

Last and least is Bartlett's own "All That Glitters". I hesitate to call this a novella or to use any other term which might suggest that it was actually written: what it is, mainly, is the most abysmally sloppy collect of words that I have ever seen spattered onto unoffending paper. Character's names change from one page to the next, a murderee is blackmailing the victim of a literary theft rather than its perpetrator (Don't ask, Gentle Reader. Just don't ask.), the POV leaps about like a hyperkinetic flea, the Byzantine ‘plot’ becomes inextricably entangled in its own confusions, the prose in general and the spelling and grammar in particular are occasions of dismay… A writer has an obligation to her readers, if not for herself or to her work to at least try for a quality product; to realize that there are such things as standards and to do her very best to meet them. No such effort has been made here. In fact, it looks very much as if ‘All That Glitters’ was drafted directly onto the stencils and cranked through the mimeo without so much as a simple proofreading. The result is an insult to S&H and to fandom. [1]


  1. ^ from S and H #28