Well, he's the big one, apart from Dasheill and Raymond, that is, a master of the genre- slick, fast and good with the verbs.. To my surprise, I find that he only died recently, having written a few Alfred Hitchock Presents on the way. The Big Money starts in a typical "boiler" fashion- Lawyer Scott Jordon rings his office to find that he's talking to himself; someones impersonating him. The book is all about unraveling that mystery and more mystery involving The Big Money of the Title. There's love of a sort, intrigue and plenty of action. But above all there's the great writing, laced with humour, a master of the art. I will be getting more Harold Q. Masur. Its like someone talking to me from the grave. Except that its not grave at all- in fact its very funny.