Re: RARA-AVIS: Sensitive detectives

James Rogers (
Sat, 27 Nov 1999 18:10:47 -0600

At 09:17 AM 11/27/99 -0800, Doug Bassett wrote:

>I urge people who haven't read Vachss, or have just
>read the Burke novels and didn't like them, to try to
>find Shella. It's by far his best book (it's not a
>Burke novel) and I'd argue it's one of the best books
>ever published in the hardboiled genre. The prose is
>so spare and unaccommodating that it verges on the

    'S true, I only read the Burke stuff and finally got tired of it. I guess I'll have to give _Shella_ a try.


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