Re: RARA-AVIS: The 100 Best Characters in Hard Boiled Written Fiction - update - The Top Ten

From: M Blumenthal (
Date: 03 Apr 2002

I haven't heard from Joe today so this is unofficial. With 22 member of Rara Avis voting here are the top ten with their total votes on the left:

16. Philip Marlowe (series, Raymond Chandler) 15. The Continental Op (series, Dashiell Hammett) 15. Sam Spade (THE MALTESE FALCON, Dashiell Hammett) 13. Lew Archer (series, Ross Macdonald) 12. Matthew Scudder (series, Lawrence Block) 12. Matt Helm (series, Donald Hamilton) 11. Easy Rawlins (series, Walter Mosley) 11. Travis McGee (series, John D. MacDonald) 10. Parker (series, Richard Stark) 10. Lou Ford (KILLER INSIDE ME and WILD TOWN, Jim Thompson)

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