Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: pics, writers & poison
10 Feb 99 11:09:00 -0500 --UNS_gsauns2_3053545107
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Re Phil's question below:

"I'm not able to pick up the latest at the bookshops, but was wondering
if there's much interest in poisonings these days, or if poison has any
place in hard boiled lit. Offhand, I suspect that it is too slow and
casual for most hard boiled action, but there was one poor sod poisoned
in a James Ellroy novel I read recently... _Black Dahlia_ perhaps?
Poisoning must be more suited to classic novels of detection."

One of Hammett's Continental Op stories, "Fly Paper," deals with murder
by poison. In it the Op and his boss, the Old Man, discuss various
poison cases they've dealt with during their careers. - Jim Doherty

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