Re: RARA-AVIS: Tough Women in Chandler and Spillane

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 30 Aug 2001

On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, JIM DOHERTY wrote:

> What about tough but virtuous Anne Riordan in
> *Farewell, My Lovely* and "The Pencil?" A cop's kid
> who knows the score and is respected (and probably
> loved) by Marlowe as much for her tough demeanor as
> her goodness.

And Linda Loring, while not being tough in any sense, surely is an admirable and sexy woman. This escapes the commentors most of the time.
(Even me, when I wrote earlier about the feminist critiques of Chandler.)


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