Re: RARA-AVIS: re: Pelecanos quote

From: Juha Lindroos (
Date: 30 Jun 2000

On 1 Jul 00, at 10:00, Hugh Lessig wrote:

> I'm still relatively new to HB and trying to
> learn more. Who else besides Pelecanos is known for having a strong
> regional flavor to their stories? I'm particularly interested in stories
> based in the here and now, not SF of the 30s and 40s or Ellroy's LA of the
> 50s. Nothing wrong with them, but I'd like to find the best HB writers who
> do the best job of identifying with a city or a part of the country ....

Charles Willeford - Hoke Moseley books - Miami. Excellent, highly readable and has a really strong local flavor. Set in the mid to late 80's or so as they were written at the time. Try Maura McMillan's website for excerpts:


"Mystery is the essential element in every work of art."
-Luis Bunuel


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