RARA-AVIS: PI's out of the place

From: Juri Nummelin ( jurnum@utu.fi)
Date: 01 Oct 2001

"Carrie Pruett" < pruettc@hotmail.com> wrote:
> Here's a question: I've often found that writers who are very adept at
> writing about a certain place seem to stumble when the heroes leave it....
> So - can you come up with any books where the author takes the detective out
> of his/her "natural habitat" and really succeeds at it?

Ross Macdonald. Even though Archer's main habitat is Los Angeles, he travels around the country and this doesn't weaken the books. At least this is what seems to me. I actually like the feeling that arises from Archer's wanderings. He comes closer to the knight ideal in the books - he's searching the Grail.

Or then my mind is rambling.


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