Re: RARA-AVIS: Westlake's recommendation
17 Feb 99 15:25:00 -0500 --UNS_gsauns2_3059335765
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Re Mark's Question below:

"I've never heard of this book." [Joel Townley Rogers's *The Red
Right Hand*] "Has anyone read it? What kind of mystery is it? And
is it that good?"

It's not hard-boiled, though I guess it could be called noir.
Certainly it recalls Woolrich, but it's much more tightly plotted
than Woolrich usually was. Westlake may overstate the case a bit,
but *The Red Right Hand* is one helluva read. I'd recommened it.
Since it's been through many reprintings (including a couple of
"classic mystery novels' series), it shouldn't be hard to find. -
Jim Doherty

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