Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: RARA-AVIS The death of the hardboiled

From: Bob Toomey (
Date: 20 May 2000

James Rogers wrote:

> Permit _me _ to be wrong....I think Bill Pronzini, a friend to many on
> this list, is a very poor and childish writer. I remember him well from the
> weakest days of Ellery Queen Mystery Mag.
  Don't think I'd call Pronzini a childish writer. Dull, maybe, but not childish. And some of his short stories are vaguely amusing.

On the other hand, despite his questionable pronouncements on hardboiled, he has served very honorably as an editor of anthologies, doing good work in preserving stories that would otherwise have vanished without a trace.


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