Re: RARA-AVIS: Recently bought

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 20 Apr 2000

Doug Bassett wrote:
> If anyone has any opinions about any of these, I'd be
> interested to hear them. I know most of these by
> reputation:
> James Ellroy -- KILLER ON THE ROAD

First rate and very reminiscent of Carl Panzram's autobiography, included complete in Thomas Gaddis's KILLER: A JOURNAL OF MURDER. KILLER was made into a mediocre movie with James Woods as Panzram, but the book itself is pretty hard to find, no movie tie-in issued, as far as I know. Panzram was a very bad man indeed. His last words, on the scaffold to the hangman: "Hurry it up, you bastard. I could hang a dozen men while you're fooling around."

> Margaret Millar -- HOW LIKE AN ANGEL

My favorite of Millar's novels, but not really hardboiled.


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