Re: RARA-AVIS: Recent purchases_White & Valin

From: Etienne Borgers (
Date: 01 Sep 2000

I was one of the supporters of Teri White, a good value amongst the real tough ladies. THIGHTROPE is not the very best she produced but is still amongst her good novels.

Jonathan Valin was a really good HB/Noir author, best known by the public for his PI Harry Stoner series. I do not remember DEAD LETTER, but if you come across THE LIME PIT (1981), or the darker FIRE LAKE (1987) don't let these go! Last time I heard about Valin he was participating as editor to a new HI-FI (and music) monthly magazine: FI- this was approx 3 years ago. He apparently does not produce any new novels, which is our loss! He did not hide the fact he was disillusioned by the publishing world ( strange...! Is it?).


-- Doug Bassett <> wrote:

> Got these recently at my local used paperback place,
> and, as always, am curious about what you guys
> think.
> Loren D. Estleman -- ANY MAN'S DEATH
> The only other crime novel I've read from Estleman
> was
> SUGARTOWN, which didn't do too much for me. This
> features a different protagonist, "Macklin".
> Teri White -- TIGHTROPE
> Didn't somebody here cite her as one of the better
> female hb novelists?
> Jonathan Valin -- DEAD LETTER
> What's people's take on this guy? Don't remember
> seeing any discussion about him here.

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