Re: RARA-AVIS: Definitions Again

blumenidiot (
Thu, 4 Mar 1999 10:59:44 -0600 "Frank D" quoted me as asking,
>> "what to call mysteries that are general, not noir, not
>> hardboiled, and definitely not cozies.". Which was answered, " Many
people use the term
>> 'softboiled.'"
Frank then remembered that,
>Either Raymond Chandler or James M. Fox himself used to describe
>Fox's books as 'mediumboiled'.
Can we classify mysteries by stating how many minutes they were boiled?
Noir books then could be called scrambled eggs.
Mark Blumenthal

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