Re: RARA-AVIS: RE: The meaning of hardboiled

From: Jim Beaver (
Date: 12 Jul 2000

> Until he got his chance in movies, writer-director Bergman(Blazing
> Fletch, Striptease) wrote two mystery novels, HOLLYWOOD AND LEVINE and
> KISS-OFF featuring PI Jack Levine. They are similar to Kaminsky's Toby
> Peters' series except Levine is not as much of a klutz as Peters. I liked
> HOLLYWOOD better. It featured Bogart participating in much of the

Just read recently that Bergman has a new Jake LeVine book coming out. Don't know what or when. But the first two were great fun, as I recall.

Jim Beaver

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