Re: RARA-AVIS: Theme of the month - Los Angeles

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 06 Sep 2001


If I recall correctly, you're from Chicago, right? And you're interested in hardboiled set there? Was it a common setting in the pulps? Given its rep for crime during those days, wouldn't you think it would be? Of course, Howard Browne used the setting.

Wait, there's another theory for LA as setting. Didn't a hell of a lot of booze come through there during prohibition? Of course, that would lead to you to expect more stories/novels set in Detroit and other border towns, also.


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