Re: RARA-AVIS: Children's Hard-Boiled?

William Denton (
Tue, 2 Mar 1999 18:27:45 -0500 (EST) On 2 March 1999, rikke & hanne Kesten wrote:

: Mine was Mickey Spillane at age 11 and I haven't been quite right since.

I first read Spillane when I was about 13, but it was one of his
children's books. I had no idea who he was, but when I did, it seemed
strange he'd done books for kids. I forget the title, but I think it
involved a couple of boys and a beach where the tide went very far out.
Perhaps there was pirate treasure.

I don't think I began to read a lot of hardboiled novels until I was 16 or
so. A TV station ran a series of old Warner Bros. movies and that got me


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