Re: RARA-AVIS: Suggestions for Hardboiled History Book????

A.N.Smith (
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 17:56:27 -0000

> Looking for a suggestion for the best book available on the history of/
> insights into hardboiled fiction. Please advise.

For insights, actually more critical analysis, Woody Haut's "Pulp Culture" and "Neon Noir" track hardboiled right up to the Nineties. Great books. But they probably won't satisfy on the beginnings of the genre.

Speaking of...Nolan's Ross Macdonald bio. Necessary.

neil smith plots with guns (

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