Re: RARA-AVIS: shame

Diane Trap (
Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:45:36 -0400 (EDT) >
> >How? I checked my list from April 24th and there is no mention of >anything
> relating to this... I didn't say DL or PC or Susan...
> locked room mysteries are a staple of the cozy. verbotten.

Anita, your original message mentioned S. S. Van Dine, author of
the Philo Vance mysteries, which are cozies.

Philo Vance is a gentleman detective of the 1920s. He is more annoying
than Hercule Poirot.

A locked room is just a device--could there be a hardboiled locked-room
mystery? I don't see why not.

-----Diane Trap
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