Re: RARA-AVIS: Winslow

Mark Sullivan (
Fri, 24 Dec 1999 15:00:26 -0500 (EST)

Neil wrote:

Well, time to see some people doing stuff in their twenties. And the thing is, they're bound to make mistakes, but also grow and change in interesting ways over the life of the series, provided it's in real time, not "mystery fiction time."

In that case, Neil, you really should check out Don Winslow's Neal Carey mysteries, they are all about his learning his craft and his relationship to his mentor, especially the first one, A Cool Breeze on the Underground, set in punk London. So they start in the late '70s, early '80s (with backstory references to earlier). They run in real time and should definitely be read in order. And although Neal has masters' skills in technique pretty much from the beginning, he does make a fair number of believable mistakes, due to youth, love, lust, etc. over the course of the series.

Highly recommended, Mark

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