Tombstone Blues

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Title: Tombstone Blues
Author(s): Melanie R.
Date(s): 1979
Genre: gen
Fandom: Starsky & Hutch
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Tombstone Blues is a gen Starsky and Hutch story by Melanie R..

It is "a glimpse into the inner thoughts of Captain Dobey."

It was published in the fourth issue of Zebra Three.

Reactions and Reviews

'Tombstone Blues' and 'When All Else Fails' are good but not up to par. [1]

"Tombstone Blues", less a story than a short meditation on The Blue Knight, Death and the Devil. [Melanie R] knows her people, though, and respects the language; the thing works. [2]

"Tombstone Blues" is not up to Melanie's usual quality; it is a bit rambling and aimless, even for a vignette. [3]

Tombstone Blues — I'm glad to see that someone noticed that dear Captain Dobey is a person, not just a spare character; The illo by Ms. Huff is fantastic! [4]

Blues is exceptionally interesting for its insight into the Dobey character, even though it is also about the S&H relationship -- but from the outside. [5]

Tombstone Blues - Yes, this one was long overdue. I'm afraid I too an guilty of overlooking Dobey. I find my attention centered on our daring duo, and a fairly large amount on Huggy Bear. In my opinion, that man is too often shuttled to the background, except for his role in One Small Corner. [6]


  1. ^ from Scuttlebutt #14
  2. ^ from Jane Aumerle in Star Canticle #2
  3. ^ from S and H #1
  4. ^ from an LoC in "Zebra Three" #5
  5. ^ from an LoC in "Zebra Three" #5
  6. ^ from an LoC in "Zebra Three" #5