RARA-AVIS: Re: Defective Detectives, Fedora Lobby

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@colba.net)
Date: 01 Feb 2000

Wild Bill wrote:

>I think we can close this subject now, since most of those mentioned don't
>seem to be hardboiled.

Hey, doesn't bug me if we slammed the lid on this topic, but if you're referring to my list, I think a good case for their hardboiled status could be made for most of them. Certainly Manville Moon and Sid Halley and Dan Fortune and Slot Machine and several of the walking wounded from the pages of Dime Detective would definitely qualify as being suitably hard-boiled enough for the oh-so-refined tastes of the members of this list.

And yeah, Sharon, the original point about cellphones was probably a joke (though your response was much funnier), but my own response was serious. I mean, yeah, I love the old stuff, but that doesn't mean I want the new stuff to pretend that the last forty or fifty years didn't happen.

Kevin Burton Smith The Thrilling Detective Web Site http://www.colba.net/~kvnsmith/thrillingdetective/ This month: New fiction by Don McGregor and Mark Coggins, plus the Thrillies!

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