Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Runaway train

Mark Sullivan (
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 17:12:49 -0400 (EDT)

The connection between westerns and private eye fiction has often been noted, particularly by John Caweli in Adventure, Mystery and Romance, tracing it all back to Jaems Fenimore Cooper. Sometimes the comparison and contrast has been made explicit, as in Coogan's Bluff with Clint Eastwood and its shadow McCloud with Dennis Weaver.

I'm sure Elmore Leonard is very aware of the ties, considering one of his crime novels, City Primeval, was subtitled High Noon in Detroit.


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