Re: RARA-AVIS: HB women

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 17 Dec 2000

I've only read one Dennis Lehane book -- GONE, BABY, GONE -- and that was some time ago, but I remember that his female PI struck me as a very credible stab at a truly hardboiled *woman*.

I agree that Cain's female characters are wonderful.

--- James Rogers <> wrote:
> Actually, and I don't mean to offend the ladies
> of Rara- Avis, I think
> the best drawn women in HB are the slightly
> murderous and sexually complex
> young things in the James M. Cain books. They manage
> to be scary but also to
> be comprehensible and sympathetic.

===== Doug Bassett

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