Re: RARA-AVIS: Bart Spicer

Date: 13 Feb 2002


Re your comment on the Carney Wilde series (one of the best '50s-era PI series)

> Erick: I'm a big supporter of Bart Spicer's Carney
> Wilde books. Not exactly
> hardboiled, but (to my taste, at least) well worth
> reading.

Why isn't a series about an ex-cop operating a detective agency in a large American metropolis, telling his stories in the first person, who's handy with his fists, and handy with a gun, and talks the talk of the common, working man (the LITERATE common, working man, but the common working man), whose typical cases involve gangsters, kidnappers, bank robbers, etc., "exactly hadboiled?"


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