Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS - Howard Brown obit

Mario Taboada (
Fri, 5 Nov 1999 15:09:28 -0800 (PST)

Jim Doherty:

<<I stated then, and repeat now, that the best, bar none, Chicago-set cop novel was Browne's comparatively recent *Pork City*, a fictionalization of the infamous Jake Lingle murder case. Browne's hero in that book was real-life Depression-era DA's Investigator Pat Roche.>>

I strongly endorse Jim's opinion. _Pork City_ is a terrific historical hardboiled novel. Forty or fifty pages into it, I felt I was right there, among Capone and the violent types of that era. The novel is from 1988.

I would also like to add my voice of lament over the death of Browne, a master of crime fiction.



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