Letters Despite the official denial from Prince Charles press office that we obtained yesterday, many readers are convinced that the letter-writing heir to the throne really is "Henry Raddick", Amazon.com's most famous guest reviewer.
"Perhaps Raddick's Amazon.com name is a clue," Dale Thorn reminds us: "HR". Uncannily similar to "HRH", isn't it?
More clues abound.
In our interview with "Raddick" in June, he noted:
" ... Grendel keeps surprising us. It seems he was a UK Customs Narcotic Detection operative before we bought him."
"Well, more of a cadet," he admits. "He was drummed out of basic training for planting evidence on suspects, but not before he learned some handy skills; and after the recent (successful) dawn raid on my son Jonathan's bedroom, I am starting to warm to the little fellow"
Back in January, the BBC reported:-
" The News of the World devotes its first seven pages to what it calls 'Harry's Drugs Shame'.
The paper commends what it calls 'the refreshing courage and honesty' shown by the Prince of Wales in his handling of the matter."
The "Raddick" who appears in this NPR radio interview doesn't sound like HRH, but then the Prince is known to be a gifted mimic.
Reader Richard Bondi reminds us:
"Joe Klein was revealed to be the author of the best-seller Primary Colors with a computer analysis conducted, if I remember correctly, by a computer science professor at Columbia.
Why not perform the same computer analysis of Raddick's and Charles' writings? Perhaps The Register would foot the bill -- although there might not even be one, perhaps a post-doc at Columbia will want to do it just for the exposure."
Well, we're certainly open to offers. In the meantime, we'll be combing more of the Raddick catalog for clues, for we must get to the very fundament of this puzzle. ®