I always thought (the late) James Kisner was one of the better paperback-horror authors of the era. He, (the also late) William Relling, Jr., Matthew Costello, (also late) Rick Hautala, and a number of the usual midlist suspects consistently turned out the nuggets of skull-clad gold that were found amid the quagmire (if you'll excuse the pun) of schlock horror pbos. I don't recall THE QUAGMIRE specifically, but I'm sure I likely read it at some point.
Here's a brief but interesting read on the man and his work by Matt Schwartz:http://suvudu.com/2008/08/rest-in-peace-james-kisner.html
what is a midlist?
Kisner is a solid, very entertaining writer. Leagues better than most of his zebra peers. I've read Earthblood and Night Glow, both fun reads, currently reading Strands. He's not a flawless writer but he's better than say, Dick Laymon.
That said, this book sucked. Just finished it. Really quite terrible. But the aforementioned novels were great so I'll definitely be checking more of his stuff out.
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