Sorry to see so few reviews here. I absolutely love Davis' work. The fluid prose, the clever dialogue, the understated humor. Davis was a prolific writer for a too short period of time; he passed away at a relatively young age Doan & Carstairs are the best, and I agree with a review here that theses stories would make a very good movie (even a made-for-TV-movie). I vote for Jack Black or Andy Richter as Doan -- Carstairs could be CGI, I suppose.