Re: RARA-AVIS: Ross Thomas

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 04 May 2000

Mario Taboada wrote:

> Why's is there so much talk about Elmore Leonard and so little
> about Thomas, who's at least as good?

Better, actually. And I agree CHINAMAN'S CHANCE is his best book, with one of the truly great opening lines, right up there with the first paragraph of Chandler's "Red Wind."

Anybody out there have favorite opening lines in hardboiled fiction?


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