Re: RARA-AVIS: Spenser under Parker Part II

From: Jess Nevins (
Date: 15 Dec 2000

Etienne Borgers wrote:

> As for the Parker of today, just scrap good and
> promizing, and we are left only with : successful.
> So I suggest that Parker Part II does not belong
> anymore to the kind of lit we discuss here, as doesn't
> any other best-seller specialist.
> Otherwise, it would not be fair to very successful
> ones such as: Grisham, Crighton, Ludlum et al.

Do any of those write hard-boiled or noir fiction?

And on what grounds do we exclude Parker, then? He's too successful? He's not good enough? If either or both of those are the case, then would someone send me a list of hard-boiled and noir authors who we're nonetheless not allowed to discuss?


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