Re: RARA-AVIS: Ross Thomas

From: Mark Blumenthal (
Date: 06 Jan 2000

> Both Bill and Doug mentioned CHINAMAN'S CHANCE as essential Ross Thomas. I
> concur, but then all of the Durant/Wu books are terrific, as are those
> featuring McCorkle & Padillo. That said, I'd like to suggest that
> and THE SEERSUCKER WHIPSAW are essential Thomas, too.
> And for sheer kick-out-the-jams fun, I don't think you can beat THE EIGHTH
> PB
I'd pick Chinaman's Chance also. The books he wrote early in his career as Oliver Bleeck feature Philip St Ives.

Question: I was looking for the Thomas book that begins with an elderly, very influentual senator going down to get his newspaper. When he opens the door he is shot. I thought I had all of Thomas' books, yet a in a cursory search I couldn't find it. Does anybody know the title? Mark

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