Re: RARA-AVIS: Shamus Award nominees

M-T (
Tue, 11 May 1999 10:16:15 -0800 Mari wrote:

<<Yeah, I realized after I posted that I meant to include thisone too.
It's not a PI either by any stretch of the imaganation. What happened
this year, this seems to me to be the first year, they just nominated
willy-nilly (well not actually Willy, but everything including the
kitchen sink)>>

But look at the bright side: the line-up includes bona-fide hardboiled
writers - very good ones - such as Harold Adams and Bill Pronzini. In
general, the Shamus has accorded hardboiled literature much more
importance than the Edgar.

Now the question: Would Walter Mosley's Easy Rawlins qualify as a P.I.?


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