Re: RARA-AVIS: Thanks

From: James Rogers (
Date: 02 Jan 2000

At 01:46 PM 1/2/00 -0500, Mark S. wrote:
>I think Leigh Brackett appeared on one of the top fives. She's a woman
>HB writer well worth checking out. Although she didn't write a whole
>lot in the genre, it was very, very good.
>There have been occasional debates on the list about whether
>contemporary female PI series qualify as hardboiled, whether or not
>their extended families (real or, usually, surrogate) and/or recognition
>of their feelings (things just as evident in many contemporary male PI
>writers from Parker to Vachss) disqualify them. I don't think they do.

              Not contemporary, but I'm reading a Delores Hitchens novel at the moment, albeit one of the ones she allegedly co-wrote with her husband
(_The Grudge_). I think it would satisfy most people as being pretty well boiled.


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