Re: RARA-AVIS: Top 20 Hardboiled

From: Ray Skirsky (
Date: 05 Apr 2002

At 09:21 AM 4/4/2002 -0600, you wrote:
>Based on the Updated List of April 1, 2002
>My list includes a strange omission from the above-mentioned
>list -- Nate Heller (Max Allan Collins, series). If this is not allowed,
>I guess I'll substitute Batman even though his hardboiled persona
>is a recent re-casting in Dark Knight verbiage.

Actually, Dark Knight is a return to the original, which was softened in the late 40s and the 50s, and turned to camp in the 60s.


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