Re: RARA-AVIS: Pelecanos, Riorden

From: Mark Blumenthal (
Date: 14 Jan 2000

Don Cannon wrote:

> Another book, that I've enjoyed lately is Rick Riorden's The Last King of
> Texas. It's much closer to hard boiled than his earlier PBOs. It's an
> iteresting transition to hardcover. This book deals more with race and
> class and seems more serious than his earlier ones. His first two books,
> between them won the Shamus, Edgar and Anthony awards, though. The
> character, Robert Johnson could also generate some more discussion on the
> hardboiled pets thread.

Robert Johnson is the pi's cat. The pi is Tres Navarre. I thought enough of the first book Widower's Two Step, to buy the sequel though I have yet to read it. I thought Riordan has all the ingredients there but probably needs a book or two to get everything sorted out. Mark

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