Re: RARA-AVIS: Sensitive detectives

James Rogers (
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 10:39:43 -0600

At 05:51 AM 11/27/99 -0800, you wrote:
>> I am hard pressed to think of any successful writers
>> who are writing in a real HB style. The
>> only one I can think of in recent memory is "The Big
>> Enchilada" by L.A. Morse. It was
>> originally published in 1981 and about every ten
>> years it enjoys a reprint. Currently it is
>> out of print and at present is the closest work I
>> can think of in tune with the genre as I
>> perceive it.
>Well, there's also Andrew Vachss

              It's funny, but I can't really consider Vachss hardboiled for the same reasons some folks just applied against Ian Fleming. The Vachss thingies seem like Doc Savage stuff to me....not that there's anything wrong with that, but Hammett or Chandler it ain't.


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