Re: Re: RARA-AVIS: Historical crime writers

Date: 10 Jan 2002 wrote:

> It's just George again, trying to take shortcuts in
> his research.
> I've just received a call for papers on historical
> crime fiction, but I'm not familiar with any of the
> names listed. Would anyone consider any of the
> following hard-boiled?
> Mary Jo Adamson; Simon Beauford; Lauren Belfer; Ann
> Benson; Emily Brightwell; Molly Brown; Fiona Buckley;
> Karen Rose Cerrone; P.F. Chisholm; Alys Clare; Dianna
> Day; Dale Futurani; Karen Hooper; Michael Jecks;
> Sharon Kay; Kate Kingsbury; Stephen Lewis; Alys
> Kingsbury;
> Stephen Lewlis; Gillian Linscatt; A.E. Marston; Ann
> McMillan; Margaret Monfredo; Fidelis Morgan; Robin
> Paige; Owen Parry; Iain Pears; Sharon Kay Penman;
> Linda S. Robinson; Caroline Roe; Candice Roff; Laura
> Jak Rowland; Randall Salvis; Kate Sealey; Troy Soos;
> Rosemary Stevens; Victoria Thompson; Leoney Tourney;
> Peter Tremayne
> I hate to admit it, but I honestly don't think I
> recognize a single name on that list.

Iain Pears, at least, I recognise. He wrote AN INSTANCE OF THE FINGERPOST, which was an excellent novel about a possible death-by-witchcraft in Restoration England. He also writes a series of mysteries about an art history professor.

I wouldn't call his work hard-boiled so much as hard.


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