Re: RARA-AVIS: Favorite Macdonalds

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Sat, 13 Mar 1999 10:17:36 -0500 Jim Doherty:

<< Assuming you put any credence in awards, *The Wycherly Woman*, *The
Zebra-Striped Hearse*, *The Chill*, and *The Far Side of the Dollar*
were all Edgar nominees (and in my opinion, *Hearse* was far superior
to the book that won that year, Ellis Peters's *Death & the Joyful
Woman*). *Dollar* won the British Crime Writers Golden Dagger for
Best Novel.>>

On the other hand, Macdonald never *won* an Edgar for a novel. This is a
curious and rather inexplicable fact given that he wrote so many - and
that so many who *did* win are now forgotten. In any case, I wouldn't
put too much faith in awards.


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