Re: RARA-AVIS: Latimer and Ted Lewis, Again

Roger Dowdy (
Thu, 19 Aug 1999 15:20:24 -0700

Mark Sullivan wrote:
> As for dark, but humorous hardboiled, GM Ford's books immediately come
> to mind. His detective Leo Waterman employs "The Boys" as his Baker
> Street Irregulars. The Boys are a bunch of barely off the street drunks
> who knew Waterman's father, a Seattle politician. No one notices the
> homeless, so they make perfect undercover agents. There is a dark
> sentiment underlying the series, but the actual antics of the Boys are
> often hilarious. And they will take pity from no one.

I'd like to second Mark's endorsement of GM Ford work as entertaining, quick reads. Ford's first book _Who in Hell is Wanda Fuca_ is a great first effort.

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