RARA-AVIS: "A Darker Shade of Noir"

William Denton (buff@pobox.com)
Fri, 28 May 1999 11:44:58 -0400 (EDT) http://www.newtimesla.com/1999/052799/feature1-1.html

This is an article from the L.A. Times. An excerpt:

| The hard-boiled tradition that serves as Woods' model has no black
| cops or black private eyes -- or law-abiding black people at all. "You
| got black victim, black perpetrator," Woods says. But that familiar
| formula has been turned on its head to great success. Booksellers and
| book collectors -- both excellent barometers of emerging trends --
| call black crime fiction the genre's hottest movement.

I haven't read it all yet, but it looks interesting, especially given
the current readings on the list.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : http://www.vex.net/~buff/ : Caveat lector.

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