RARA-AVIS: Thomas B. Dewey

From: Dick Lochte ( dlock@ix.netcom.com)
Date: 29 Feb 2000

Mark wrote:

I also picked up The Mean Streets by Thomas B. Dewey. I read some of his PI novels years ago. This one features a cop and looks like a JD exploitation book. Is it any good?

The Mean Streets is told in first-person by Dewey's private eye, Mac. Yes, there are JDs in the novel, but it goes a little deeper than that. Almost every PI writer gets the "new Raymond Chandler" quote, but I think Dewey and Howard Brown (with his Paul Pine) are the authors who really did come close to Chandler. Dick Lochte

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