Re: RARA-AVIS: Boucher

From: James Reasoner (
Date: 23 Jan 2002

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> Bob Toomey writes: "Boucher's fiction is far from hardboiled, but he was
> a great friend of
> hardboiled and one of the first important reviewers to pay attention to
> tough paperback originals."
> Absolutely. Boucher was reviewing John D. MacDonald, Charles Williams,
> Jim Thompson, Gil Brewer, Peter Rabe (not to mention lesser lights like
> Al Fray, Jack Ehrlich, and many others) before they were even a blip on
> the radar of any other reviewer.
> Bill Crider

And occasionally, as in the story "They Bite", he comes pretty darned close to hardboiled.


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