From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 17 Feb 2001

Tobin Fields wrote:

> I've become interested in a particular, unnamed strand in hardboiled
> mystery where an ordinary character is drawn into a strange world.
> This is a particular strand of the hardboiled mystery that effects me
> like no other when it's done well, and many writers wander in this
> terrain for at least one or two books. Any suggestions along these lines?
> Are any modern authors pursuing this subgenre?

Lionel White in "Obsession", made into "Pierrout le Fou" by Godard in 1965. The guy in the lead sure does wander into a surrealist piece of mad love.


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