Re: RARA-AVIS: James Lee Burke

William Denton (
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:35:40 -0400 (EDT)

On 13 July 1999, wrote:

: While I'm at it, I would like to ask for suggestions for somebody new
: to this genre. If it isn't too much trouble, does anybody have a
: favorite they would like to recommend to me?

There are a couple of lists on the RA web site that you might want to look at:

Some of those will be hard to come by, but for classic hardboiled stuff
(up to 1960 or so), they make for good recommendations. There are quite a few writers who've been doing good work since then but I haven't pieced together a list of who's been mentioned here. Don't miss James Ellroy's L.A. Quartet, even though everything does end badly.

To start off, though, I'd say you should read everything you can find by Hammett and Chandler, and work on from there.

Welcome to the list.


William Denton : Toronto, Canada : : Caveat lector.

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