Re: RARA-AVIS: Fifties female writers

From: James Rogers (
Date: 30 Apr 2000

At 12:47 PM 4/30/00 +0300, Juri wrote:
>What do you think of such fifties and sixties female writers as Doris
>Miles Disney, Ursula Curtiss and Charlotte Armstrong? Would you regard
>them as noir or hardboiled? I'm trying to decide whether to include them
>in my pulp/paperback bibliography, but if they don't qualify as genre
>pieces, I drop them off.
      I can't recall Disney well enough to say, but I don't think I could put Armstrong on the list.....maybe a little on the ominous "noir" side, I guess. She's certainly one of the best suspense writers of the period.



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