Re: RARA-AVIS: 100 Hard-Boiled

From: ksm (
Date: 20 Mar 2002

as a fellow canadian i'd like to nominate benny cooperman, from the series of (at least) 7 novels by howard engel (of which i've read 2) reminiscent of chandler/marlowe but set in a smallish niagara peninsula town (in kind of the same relation to marlowe/LA as browne's paul pine/chicago, IIRC): "the suicide murders", "a city called july", etc. still hunting for more of engel's books.


----- Original Message ----- From: T.Kent Morgan <> To: rara avis <> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 4:31 PM Subject: RARA-AVIS: 100 Hard-Boiled

> Kerry said:
> >And Dick Contino is from Ellroy's novelette "Dick Contino's Blues".
> All I know is that every time a singing accordion player showed up at a
> local bar called The Paddock in Winnipeg where I used to hang out (a Red
> Lobster and an Olive Garden now unfortunately sit on the site), a friend
> would listen to one song and then pronounce, "He's no Contino." I guess I
> was wrong for all those years in thinking the guy playing Lady of Spain
> a real person.
> Kent Morgan

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