RARA-AVIS: The Corpse Wore A Black Cocktail Dress

James Rogers (jetan@ionet.net)
Fri, 31 Jul 1998 19:41:53 -0500 (CDT) At 09:14 AM 7/31/98 -0400, Frederick Zackel wrote:

>Which reminds me of the morning news. How hard-boiled do you really have
>to be to hang onto a semen-stained dress before you stop looking like an
>innocent and more like a potential blackmailer? HER MOTHER WAS IN ON IT
>WITH HER! Was the whole deal a set-up?
>Nope, not trying to be political.
>Frederick Zackel

Made me laugh. I like the idea of all these folks being
escapees from noir and near-noir books.....Monica from a Thompson or a Cain,
the Pres. from _What Makes Sammy Run?_, Starr from Boulle's _Face Of A
Hero_, the press flacks and party hacks from Ross Thomas's _If You Can't Be
Good_, and the Congress from _Scoundrel Time_. Can't think of a novel with a
sufficiently contemptious take on the press.

James Michael Rogers

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