RARA-AVIS: Re: Big Question, Simple Answer

From: Kevin Burton Smith ( kvnsmith@thrillingdetective.com)
Date: 19 Dec 2001

>I have never read anything by Paretsky, Leonard, Parker, Ellroy, Grafton
>(except a short story here or there from an anthology). Not to mention
>the Lansdales, Hiassens, Jacksons, etc. So my question is: Given what I
>love (the old classics above), am I missing anything?


And they're all worth reading. Whether they're all hard-boiled enough for your tastes may depend on your personal definition of what that means, but none of them is a complete waste of time. They can all write very very well.

Read 'em, and make up your own mind.


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