Re: RARA-AVIS: Connelly

From: a.n.smith (
Date: 28 Feb 2000

My problem with Trunk Music was, well, (not to SPOIL this for anyone) the sudden shift in the direction of the case after 300 pages. In a shorter book, maybe I would have been fine with that, but it just took so long.....

>Some people hated Trunk Music and I can't understand why -
> unless they gotta have serial murders in their fiction.

No to serial murders. One of those "American fascinations" that bore me to death (and I'm American). Characters matter. I want smaller scale stories to be the future of crime writing. Enough with conspiricies and serial killers!

Neil Smith

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