Re: RARA-AVIS: Scudder/Stefanos

From: Graham Powell (
Date: 15 Aug 2001


I really think you're on the mark here, but Pelecano's first Stefanos novel is really more like Crumley's "The Wrong Case", and "Down By The River Where The Dead Men Go" is more like "The Last Good Kiss", although there's not so much running around. Both Pelecanos and Dennis Lehane have said how much they admire Crumley, and on Harlan Coben's website, there's a picture of Coben, Pelecanos, Lehane, and Crumley. Sort of a mutual admiration society.

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>From: "Carrie Pruett" <>
>I've only read the first Stefanos and the last (meaning "Shame the Devil,"
>which is really a Stefanos book despite the expanded POV), and he does seem
>to be making a move toward recovery, though he's certainly not on the wagon
>yet; it's at least open ended...

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