RARA-AVIS: 20 best characters

From: abc@wt.net
Date: 01 Apr 2002

Here's my list. There are only 19 (listed alphabetically) because I have Coffin Ed and Gravedigger together. I think that's the way they should be listed, considering that's the set-up for Wu and Durant and Hap and Leonard. If I were allowed another, I'd include Joe Puma (series, William Campbell Gault).

Bill Crider

Artie Wu and Quincy Durant (series, Ross Thomas) Coffin Ed Johnson & Gravedigger Jones (series, Chester Himes) Dan Turner (Hollywood Detective series, Robert Leslie Bellem) Earl Drake (series, Dan J. Marlowe) Hap Collins & Leonard Pine (Hap & Leonard series, Joe R. Lansdale) Hoke Mosely (series, Charles Willeford) James Bond (series, Ian Fleming) Joe Gall (series, Philip Atlee) Lew Archer (series, Ross Macdonald) Lou Ford (KILLER INSIDE ME, Jim Thompson) Matt Helm (series, Donald Hamilton) Mike Hammer (series, Mickey Spillane) Nameless (series, Bill Pronzini) Parker (series, Richard Stark) Philip Marlowe (series, Raymond Chandler) Sam Spade (THE MALTESE FALCON, Dashiell Hammett) Spenser (series, Robert Parker) The Continental Op (series, Dashiell Hammett) Travis McGee (series, John D McDonald)

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