RARA-AVIS: The top twenty best hard boiled characters as of/4/14

From: M Blumenthal ( blumenidiot@21stcentury.net)
Date: 15 Apr 2002

Voting ends today. Here are the the top twenty. I will post the full best 100 list tomorow. Mark

51 Philip Marlowe (series, Raymond Chandler) 47. Sam Spade (THE MALTESE FALCON, Dashiell Hammett) 41. The Continental Op (series, Dashiell Hammett) 34. Lew Archer (series, Ross Macdonald) 31. Parker (series, Richard Stark) 30. Matthew Scudder (series, Lawrence Block) 30. Travis McGee (series, John D. MacDonald) 28. Harry aka Hieronymus Bosch (series, Michael Connelly) 27 Easy Rawlins (series, Walter Mosley) 24 Hoke Moseley (series, Charles Willeford) 22. Lou Ford (KILLER INSIDE ME and WILD TOWN, Jim Thompson) 18. Matt Helm (series, Donald Hamilton) 16. Mike Hammer (series, Mickey Spillane) 16. Coffin Ed Johnson & Gravedigger Jones (series, Chester Himes) 16. C. W. Shugrue (series, James Crumley) 15. Dave Robicheaux (series, James Lee Burke) 15. Nick Stefanos (series, George Pelecanos) 15 . Mouse (Easy Rawlins series, Walter Mosley) 15. John Rebus (series, Ian Rankin) 15 Hap Collins & Leonard Pine (Hap & Leonard series, Joe R. Lansdale)

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