Re: RARA-AVIS: Who is a PI?

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Tue, 11 May 1999 14:23:08 -0800 Mark Sullivan:

<<Adding the stipulation that the work is for hire gets rid of most of
the amateurs and allows for Travis and Scudder, but still includes Nero
Wolfe, Auguste Dupin and Sherlock Holmes.>>

But what do we do with Easy Rawlins? I really want to know. There is
also Burke's Dave Robicheaux during the period when he was out of the
police department. If I recall correctly, he didn't work for hire but to
fend off trouble (just like Easy).


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