Re: RARA-AVIS: The 100 Best Characters in Hard Boiled Writen Fiction Since 1900 - the voting

From: Graham Powell (
Date: 01 Apr 2002

Here's my list:

  1. Philip Marlowe (series, Raymond Chandler)
  2. Nick Stefanos (series, George Pelecanos)
  3. Nameless (series, Bill Pronzini)
  4. Milo Milodragovitch (series, James Crumley)
  5. Parker (series, Richard Stark)
  6. Harry Lime (THE THIRD MAN, Graham Greene)
  7. Martin Beck (series, Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo)
  8. Amos Walker (series, Loren D. Estleman)
  9. Bernie Gunther (series, Philip Kerr)
  10. Lou Ford (KILLER INSIDE ME and WILD TOWN, Jim Thompson)
  11. Dan Turner (Hollywood Detective series, Robert Leslie Bellem)
  12. Spenser (series, Robert Parker)
  13. Walter Huff & (DOUBLE INDEMNITY, James M Cain)
  14. Dave Brandstetter (series, Joseph Hansen)
  15. Ned Beaumont (THE GLASS KEY, Dashiell Hammett)
  16. Lew Archer (series, Ross Macdonald)
  17. Mike Hammer (series, Mickey Spillane)
  18. Travis McGee (series, John D. MacDonald)
  19. Elvis Cole (series, Robert Crais)
  20. Dave Robicheaux (series, James Lee Burke)

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