From: Anthony Dauer (
Date: 20 Apr 2000

Depends ... do you accept's declaration that "A is for Alibi," etc., are hard-boiled works? Bookstores aren't experts ... now if John Leonard were to say it was hard-boiled, I'd pay some attention ... but that's because he has proven to be an authoritative commentator on the subject as far as I'm concerned.

"a.n.smith" wrote:

> It ain't hard-boiled? I hear many, many voices to the contrary. How about
> this: generally considered to be in that category?
> Just like the PREY books recently mentioned. Although some say "not HB",
> the Mysterious Bookshop catalogs always list new Sanford books as
> hard-boiled. Close enough to an expert opinion?

volente Deo,

Anthony Dauer Alexandria, Virginia
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