Re: RARA-AVIS: poker

From: stephen holden (
Date: 20 Jun 2000

>I've just finished Drawing Dead, the reading for June. I really enjoyed
>it (hard-boiled or not), particularly the poker scenes. This got me
>thinking about how much I like poker in crime novels. I'd like to hear
>any opinions on the best hb/crime poker related books.

Richard Jessup's novel, 'The Cincinnati Kid', is IMO better than the film. I picked my film-tie-in copy up in a secondhand shop.

I seem to remember a novel by Ron Abell(?) called 'Tap City', about a poker tournament in Las Vegas, that wasn't bad.

-Stephen Holden-

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