RARA-AVIS: Re: Parole Officers

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@colba.net)
Date: 22 Jul 2001

>Robert Flick is a good series character and one that
>could have been taken further than the 3 novels he was
>given. I think the parole officer as protagonist has
>potential as well. Does anyone know of other good
>novels where a parole officer is the lead or important
>supporting player?

There's a guy in Vancouver, Dennis Bolen, who writes (or wrote) about Barry Delta, a parole officer. I think there were two books, STUPID CRIMES and KERECKSHUNS in the early nineties, but there may be others. From what I remember, they're pretty hard, but laced with more than a little dark humour.


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