Re: RARA-AVIS: Gary Phillips' new Monk

Mari Hall (
Tue, 07 Jul 1998 15:52:14 -0500 I know this is supposed to be "hard boiled", but what is hard boiled if
not a PI novel?? I just finished BAD NIGHT IS FALLING by Gary Phillips
his newest (July pub date) Ivan Monk PI novel. Good stuff--when writers
like old-timers like Max Collins and Loren Estleman (also just read
WITCHFINDER his newest) and new comers like Gary Phillips and Richard
Barre (to only name a few) why would anyone nominate a woman whose first
name ends in a vowel for a Shamus??? (No flames please, I did NOT say
women are not good writers, just that women whose first name ends in a
vowel write "too cutesy" for this hard boil)

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