RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled This & That

From: pabergin ( pabergin@gte.net)
Date: 18 Apr 2000

Since we've had a string of hardboiled ephemera discussions -- movies, music, sports, pets -- why not have a hat, coat or shoes discussion? How about HB advertising? Wait! I've got it! How about the most handsome (or most beautiful) HB author/authoress of the last 40 years?

It'd fit right in with what's been going on lately.

Folks, HB is WRITING and nothing but! Let's not let this list turn into DorothyL with an attitude.

I don't know how to get the jazz back, but try this: What's the best HB book ever written where a crime is NOT the central plot device? (Doesn't mean there can't be a crime, just that it's peripheral.)

My own choice (and let's not confuse the issue with a lot of that HB/noir definition horseshit) would be Douglas Fairbairn's STREET 8.

Other nominations? PB

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